Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. Pain can can be caused by a variety of conditions, diseases, or injuries big or small. In fact, according to Johns Hopkins, nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain- that's more than those who have diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined! Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute pain is when your nervous system is triggered and alerts you that you might have an injury and need to take care of yourself or make a change in an activity you are doing. Chronic pain is persistent and doesn't go away after a few days when you make a change. It can last from a few weeks to years if it is not addressed properly. Pain should not be con

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