Chronic pain is a costly condition in childhood, with an estimated societal economic cost of $12 billion annually in the United States.16 Indeed, high rates of health service use have been documented for youth with chronic pain around the world including in the United States,15,29,36,40 Europe,19,30 the United Kingdom,33,41 and Asia.26 Recognizing this concern, economic […]
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) consists of a cluster of chronic pain conditions characterized by pain in the jaw or surrounding muscles, which can lead to significant distress and functional limitation.5,26 While there are documented ethnic differences in acute and chronic pain,31 the role of ethnicity in TMJD is somewhat inconsistent. The OPPERA study has recently […]
Acute pain is one of the most common complaints that lead Americans to access the health care system, resulting in more than 115 million emergency department visits each year.
Acute Pain Management in the General Population
Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times