Chronic pain is a highly misunderstood and highly stigmatized epidemic in the United States, which many people suffer with in silence. RISE Wellness Centers specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, and are here to help.
Most of the world is aware of the devastating effects of diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and cancer. In fact, 60 million Americans suffer from these commonly addressed diseases. Anytime a public figure is diagnosed with a disease process such as cancer, it is widely publicized, yet those with chronic pain and mental illness typically suffer in silence. What few people realize is that an estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is an epidemic which can no longer be ignored.
From the National Institute of Health regarding pain:
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain.
Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.
The diversity of pain conditions requires a diversity of research and treatment approaches.
Pain can be a chronic disease, a barrier to cancer treatment, and can occur alongside other diseases and conditions (e.g. depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury).
Even the Chronic Pain News Network states that:
According to another report from the Institute of Medicine Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education, chronic pain is costing the U.S. economy between $560 to $635 billion annually in healthcare costs and lost productivity. While many employees who live with pain continue to work, they struggle to be productive.
One possible solution – opioid pain medication – is no longer easily accessible, even for pain patients who don’t misuse prescription drugs and who want to have normal, productive lives.
The use of narcotics in the United States is also another slippery slope, Chronic pain sufferers are very familiar with all the intense planning and heft list of regulations, risks, side effects, and stigma that comes with being required to take narcotics. Between insurance company and pharmacy denials, monthly appointments, urine drug screens, therapy, injections, and DEA guidelines, it is so clear to see how chronic pain sufferers really do have an overall decreased quality of life, there needs to be a change!
Now is the time to take a leap and reevaluate your life. There is something else out there for you, and we want you to give Ketamine a chance to have a lasting effect on your life!
The founders of RISE Wellness Centers are all board certified in Anesthesiology, which gives each person the special ability to both understand and treat pain Each patient has their own customized treatment plan, with no blanket overall "cure" or "miracle". Instead, RISE uses a proven medicine (Ketamine) in a specialized way, and by doing so we provide relief for those chronic pain patients suffering constantly. The results and patient testimonials provide real life results that are even better than what we imagined. Patients report all of the following: sleeping better, decreasing their medications, increasing just daily lifestyle habits, and improving their overall emotions and general mood toward life. Our patients have drastically increased their quality of life, and we couldn't be happier. Of course, some patients only obtain minimal relief, others partial, and some not until the second or third, but the first step is to always try this alternative and see for yourself!