Pain Awareness Month was established in 2001 to bring about national recognition to issues related to pain and pain management. It is estimated that approximately 100 million people experience chronic pain. There are many explanations for why a person is experiencing pain and also varying levels of severity. Pain is a warning sign that there is a problem within the body that needs to be addressed. It is well known that pain can be very uncomfortable and can alter a person’s ability to perform normal daily functions.
The most common areas affected are:
• Head and neck pain
• Lower back pain
• Sciatic nerve
• Post-surgical pain
Some causes of these conditions can be caused by arthritic conditions, chemical imbalances, diabetes, poor circulation, entrapped nerves, trauma and cancer.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a pain specialist at Jamaica Hospital to discuss your condition, please call 718-206-PAIN (7246).
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