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An epidemic no one talks about

Pain statistics feature at the beginning of every talk or presentation on chronic pain – 1 in 5 people affected, billions of dollars in treatment costs and lost productivity, thousands of hospital admissions per capita, and so on and so on. But the problem with big numbers like these is that they can overwhelm and numb the listener. Prevalence studies and economic statistics have informed us for over a decade that chronic pain is a global problem, and while there are some signs that things are getting better, chronic pain is still a mostly silent epidemic.

You know something John Snow
Throughout history, one common factor in dealing with and preventing epidemics has been public education. Check out the ‘Friendly Advice to Poor People’ below. In 1849, the best advice given to the public to avoid ‘the cholera’ was to go to bed early…

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