National Pain Awareness Month is observed in September every year. Pain professionals and activists from all around the country get together to raise awareness about problems connected to chronic pain during this month. Chronic pain directly impacts millions of people in the United States.
Pain Awareness Month was established in 2001 by a consortium of organizations coordinated by the American Chronic Pain Association (A.C.P.A.). This observance aims to make the public aware of how prevalent general pain is, educate them on how to deal with pain, and collect funding for research into the causes and treatment of various forms of pain. Pain sufferers are joining together to enhance therapy and alleviate the agony they are experiencing.
PAIN AWARENESS MONTH FAQS
What causes chronic pain?
Chronic pain is often the result of an initial injury, such as muscular strain. Chronic pain arises due to nerve injury, which intensifies and prolongs suffering.
When does pain become chronic?
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for three months or more, and in certain circumstances, the neural system remains hyperactive after the original injury or sickness has healed.
Is it normal to hurt every day?
Aches may also result from daily activities, particularly if you sit, walk, or exercise for extended periods. You may only need rest and home therapy to alleviate your bodily pains. However, some pains, particularly those that persist over an extended period, may indicate the presence of an underlying ailment.
WHY PAIN AWARENESS MONTH IS IMPORTANT
It helps raise funds
Pain awareness month helps collect funds for research in pain treatment and management techniques. See what you can do to help on this day, be it donating or volunteering.
It helps raise awareness
Pain awareness month helps raise awareness of the importance of healthy living and medical checkouts. Make sure your loved ones get checked out regularly.
It helps encourage those affected
When more individuals come out about chronic pain, people who suffer from it realize they are not alone and that a whole community understands and supports them. Half the burden is the stigma and isolation.
While chronic pain is often misunderstood, Louisiana Pain Specialists strives to understand your pain to develop the most effective treatment plan. Our physicians and providers are dedicated to helping you take your life back from chronic pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin a new start to your life!