Chronic Pain: There is no Silver Bullet

Chronic pain is a burgeoning problem in the U.S. with more individuals suffering with chronic pain than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  In today’s broadcast we will discuss new initiatives to curtail chronic pain, now that 130 million Americans suffer with this.  We will also interject our observations with the current pain management system and discuss how a new paradigm needs to be presented in order to address this problem of epidemic proportions.


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