The Cost of Pain: Shedding Life, Shedding Love
This week on MyRACentral, I muse about the cost of pain - financial, sure, but primarily social:
"If you live with chronic pain, you are not alone. Pain affects more than 76 million people in the US, more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. It is estimated that conditions involving chronic pain cost the US economy more than $100 billion a year in healthcare expenses, lost income and lost productivity. And that's just the money part of the equation."
The rest of the post is here.