• Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
• Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs.
• According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain.
• Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.
Even though pain is a significant part of health care and health cost, therapies to address through standard of care are minimal. Pain medications can be addictive and still not be effective. Genetic testing can help you see which therapies you will respond the best to.
Genetic testing can also tell you which medications you will receive no benefit from at all, and only risk the possibility of addiction. Outside of pain medications there are a number of less invasive therapies that have strong evidence of efficacy. Chiropractic care is hugely beneficial as is acupuncture.
Certain nutrients can also help with minimizing pain and improving strength and structure to minimize progression of issues that are at the root of causation.
Some people will make high levels of a hormone called leptin, that will tell your body to gain more weight and will also attack cartilage, destroy joints and contribute to pain. My measuring and treating this can be prevented. Injections, known as prolozone have high success rates of treating pain, both acute and chronic.
By changing diet, and changing your biochemistry, you can change your internal environment that leads to pain and inflammation. Inflammation can be controlled by finding the cause and treating accordingly in a way that can help to limit and reverse the devastating impact of pain and give you your life back.