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100 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain – IoM June 2011

New Study Shows That Pain Costs Billions of Dollars a Year in U.S.

By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News – June 29, 2011, Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

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An IOM committee commissioned by Congress concluded that pain is not optimally managed in the U.S. and that effective treatment of chronic pain will require a coordinated national effort to transform how the public, policy makers, and health care providers view the condition.

"We see that for many patients chronic pain becomes a disease in its own right," committee chair Phillip Pizzo, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, said at a Wednesday news briefing. "We need to address this in a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary way and include prevention as a very important goal."

Committee member Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, noted that about a third of the population is affected by chronic pain — more people than are affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined — yet very little is spent on research to find better ways to manage pain.
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CLICK HERE for IoM site on chronic pain

  • List of committee members
  • Unable to find the 1000+ comments that were supposed to be there

Some items in the report



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VitaminDWiki notices that the majority of the types of pain are reduced by adding vitamin D

would be nice to add links to the areas on the wiki - but do not have time

Common sources of acute pain - pg 42

  • infectious diseases (e.g., food poisoning with related gastrointestinal manifestations),
  • wound infections,
  • untreated dental conditions,
  • burns,
  • trauma (broken bones, lacerations and other wounds),
  • appendicitis,
  • surgery,
  • medical procedures, and
  • childbirth.

Common sources of chronic pain - pg 42

  • migraine and other serious headaches,
  • arthritis and other joint pain,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • irritable bowel syndrome, x chronic interstitial cystitis,
  • trauma or postsurgical pain,
  • low back pain,
  • other musculoskeletal disorders,
  • temporomandibular joint disorder,
  • shingles,
  • sickle cell disease,
  • heart disease (angina),
  • cancer,
  • stroke, and
  • diabetes.

The 300+ page report which is attached to the bottom of this page does not once contain the word VITAMIN

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See also VitaminDWiki

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600 Chronic Pain report by IoM June 2011.pdf IoM Report admin 30 Jun, 2011 12:13 2.16 Mb 1775
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