New Study Shows Chronic Pain Rates Skyrocketing: Redefine Pain Management with Physical Therapy

By Luna
New Study Shows Chronic Pain Rates Skyrocketing: Redefine Pain Management with Physical Therapy

Chronic pain limits daily activities, disrupts sleep patterns, and can impact your emotional well-being. Affecting more people in the U.S. than you might think, new cases are skyrocketing at higher rates than other common conditions.

A recent study sheds some light on the seriousness of chronic pain and the need for early pain management. While traditional treatments may fall short, the role of physical therapy in addressing chronic pain has never been more crucial.

Chronic Pain is More Prevalent than You Think

According to a study published in the JAMA Network Open, a staggering number of adults in the United States alone are affected yearly. The study found that the rate of chronic pain is high, at 21%, while 8% suffer from high-impact chronic pain (HICP), surpassing the numbers for diabetes, depression, and hypertension.

The study also discovered these findings:

  • New chronic pain incidences were high, with 52.4 cases per 1,000 persons per year, while the incidence for new cases of diabetes sat at 7.1, depression at 15.9, and hypertension at 45.3 (per 1,000 persons per year).
  • Those ages 50 and up have a higher risk of chronic pain than younger adults, increasing their risk by 29%.
  • Among those who reported non-chronic pain, 15% progressed to chronic pain a year later.
  • Approximately 1 in 10 people who reported previously having chronic pain recovered a year later —although that still leaves a high percentage of those with pre-existing chronic pain each year.

With this in mind, it's clear that finding effective treatments for chronic pain is a pressing concern. As a solution that prioritizes personalized care, convenience, and holistic healing, Luna can help.

Luna's Innovative Approach to Chronic Pain

Traditional methods of managing chronic pain involve a cocktail of medical treatments that may include painkillers, nerve blocks, or spinal cord stimulators. These may lead to dependency on opioids and a host of unwanted side effects.

Physical therapy can be a highly effective alternative to chronic pain management, specifically to:

  • Alleviate pain and discomfort
  • Improve range of motion
  • Reduce reliance on medication
  • Increase overall wellness
  • Enhance relaxation for better sleep

Luna takes an innovative approach to chronic pain management, offering in-home physical therapy while recognizing the limitations and challenges of conventional treatments and outpatient care. No more grueling trips to clinics or hospitals; Luna brings physical therapy to your doorstep, making the healing process convenient, effective, and hassle-free.

Your Path to Lasting Relief from Chronic Pain

As we've seen, chronic pain affects a startling number of people, with new cases commonly emerging every year. We understand that every patient's pain is unique, which is why our therapists prioritize personalized, one-on-one care that gets to the root of the problem in the comfort of your own home.

Don't let chronic pain dictate your life. Find a Luna therapist near you and let us be your partner in the journey towards lasting relief, improved quality of life, and a pain-free future.

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