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We Are Chronic Pain: The Untold Stories Of Those In Pain

As the U.S. continues to struggle with issues in equity for people of all races, it’s no surprise that there are similar inequalities in terms of health. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain deserves the same compassion and treatment options that all other patients receive. We've talked before about some [...]

By |2017-09-19T20:11:23-07:00September 20th, 2017|Tags: |Comments Off on We Are Chronic Pain: The Untold Stories Of Those In Pain

Race And The Shocking Inequalities In Pain Management

It’s true that race relations in the United States have come a long way since Jim Crow laws created the phrase “separate but equal,” but when it comes to pain management, the U.S. still has a long way to go. Study after study is confirming what many of us already [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:14-07:00September 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Race And The Shocking Inequalities In Pain Management

We’re Not Taking Women In Pain Seriously Enough

As the song goes, “Everybody hurts,” but not everybody gets the same treatment. As with pay and promotions, women get short shrift when it comes to their pain being taken seriously. Women in pain get less treatment, wait longer for doctors, and generally get treated as second-class citizens. We believe [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:36-07:00September 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Who Gets Depression?

Who gets depression? In the U.S., poverty, race and ethnicity, domestic abuse victims, adolescents, LGBTQ, and the elderly: these groups have a higher incidence of mental health challenges due to a complicated mix of factors. One thing is certain, regardless of age and circumstance: access to quality diagnosis and treatment [...]

By |2016-11-17T16:29:57-07:00April 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

5 Underserved Diabetes Populations

In the U.S just over 29 million people, 9.3% of the population, has diabetes. Of that number, nearly 28% are undiagnosed. That means a staggering eight million people are walking around with a potentially deadly disease and no treatment. Since early intervention and a comprehensive treatment plan are key to [...]

By |2016-11-17T16:58:08-07:00November 12th, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 5 Underserved Diabetes Populations

Poverty Limits Medical Treatment For Chronic Pain Patients

Low-income patients with chronic pain often face hurdles accessing the care they need despite Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms, health care experts say. Meanwhile, people living in poverty are more likely to experience pain, along with the stress, worry, and anger that worsen, or even cause, the discomfort, according to [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:05:40-07:00September 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

The gap in earnings between men in women is well-publicized. While any form of discrimination based on gender is unacceptable, a woman earning 77 cents to a man’s dollar is not going to kill her. There is, however, one area in which gender inequality may cause thousands of deaths annually: [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:17-07:00September 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

Hispanics And Health: An Update

In the last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been conducting research and analyzing statistics to shed light on the health issues that face the Hispanic community in the United States. This growing segment of the population faces some issues in particular that make providing equitable, [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:20:23-07:00June 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hispanics And Health: An Update

Finding The Face Of Chronic Pain

This month on Pain Doctor, we covered a number of important topics that dealt with chronic pain. When we look past the medical condition itself, we were able to explore what living with chronic pain really means. Who suffers from chronic pain? How can we begin to understand those with chronic [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:50:24-07:00August 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding The Face Of Chronic Pain