JOINT AND SPINAL PAIN
Joint and spinal pain is the most common reason why Americans reach out to the health care system for treatment and is the leading cause of disability. There can be many causes of joint pain and spinal pain including osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis, muscle or ligament sprain, osteoporosis, and bulging or ruptured discs. Facet joint pain and stiffness can begin to occur after long periods of inactivity, such as while sitting for long journeys or watching a two-hour movie.
Moreover, the NIH’s findings show that:
- Chronic pain can lead to long-term disability
- Pain conditions are varied and require a wide array of treatments
- Aside from being a chronic disease, pain also impedes treatments for cancer and can cause or exacerbate other conditions or diseases such as traumatic brain injury, PTSD or depression