Chronic Pain Mismanagement: Another Silent Epidemic – 3 Part Video Series

/Chronic Pain Mismanagement: Another Silent Epidemic – 3 Part Video Series

Chronic Pain Mismanagement: Another Silent Epidemic – 3 Part Video Series

There are approximately 100 million people – in the United States alone – suffering with a chronic pain condition.

It’s a shocking figure, no matter how often you hear it. Over 100 million people (almost 1/3 of the population of the US) have a quality of life that is adversely affected by their pain, requiring extensive medical treatment, and hindering their ability to work, contribute, and function normally in society. The financial burden of pain on society ranges from $560 to $635 billion annually, and still, the success rate of treatment is abysmal.

IT’S TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH

On April 23rd, Dr. Gary Kaplan gave a free lecture to discuss how comprehensive and individualized treatment plans in treating chronic pain are absolutely essential if we are to see any measurable improvement in our recovery rates in this country. He discussed:

• The vital importance of ending the mismanagement of chronic pain by shifting the focus to treating the root cause of chronic pain – inflammation of the Central Nervous System – instead of the symptoms;
• The necessity of comprehensive patient histories charting potential emotional & physiological triggers of inflammation in the CNS throughout the life cycle;
• The inclusion of critical tests for chronic pain sufferers including Lyme disease, Chronic Epstein Barr virus, thyroid disorders, biotoxicity, and sleep evaluations;
• Treatment options that are proven to calm the inflammatory process; and,
• How patients should seek specialists in the field of pain management.

It’s time for our healthcare industry, from providers to insurance companies, to start thinking outside the box of conventional medicine, and consider a new approach, one that digs deeper beyond the symptoms, in devising a treatment plan that considers the “whole” person.

The featured video above is Part 1, titled “Chronic Pain vs. Major Depressive Disorder Defined”

Part 2: Current Treatments: Results of Treating Symptoms vs Disease

Part 3: Launching the Foundation for Total Recovery

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About the Author:

Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.

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