Learn About Pain Conditions - Pain Medicine
Patient education is a key part of PainDoctor.com. In the Pain Conditions section, you can search for articles on many pain conditions. These articles cover everything from symptoms, to diagnosis, to treatment options. Links within the article will be able to direct you to other relevant articles on PainDoctor.com.
General Pain Conditions
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for three months or more. While some chronic pain conditions are more common than others, and can be from a multitude of causes, chronic pain affects more than 40 million people in the United States alone. In addition to the one that actually suffers, chronic pain places a burden on the family members and friends of a sufferer.
As the leading cause of physician’s visits and time away from work, back pain affects 7 out of 10 people in the U.S. every year. Causation of back pain varies, but those with chronic back pain often find it debilitating and suffer from limited quality of life.
Chest, Abdomen, and Groin Pain
Pain in the chest, abdomen, or groin can be difficult to diagnose and to treat. However, technological advances in medicine have improved the process greatly. Some conditions have been ben