Taking A Look At How To Treat Chronic Pain In the United States


Not only here in the United States but all around the world as a whole, chronic pain conditions of various types are all too frequent and all too commonplace. In fact, more than one and a half BILLION people suffer from at least one chronic pain condition, and many have comorbid conditions and suffer from varying conditions and varying types of pain and disability. And on top of this all, chronic pain can be very difficult to treat, particularly if the chronic pain is caused by another condition, such as an autoimmune disease, that does not have a cure. In such cases, pain relief can feel impossible, as sufferers of such chronic pain have often tried a wide variety of treatments with little to no relief from pain, leaving them very often feeling hopeless and like they will never get to enjoy a life that is not colored by the pain that they experience on a daily basis. In fact, this can be seen by the fact that, of all of the chronic pain sufferers in the world, more than fifty five percent of them (fifty nine percent, to be even more exact and show the gravity of living a life with chronic pain even more) say that their chronic pain negatively impacts their quality of life on a day to day basis, leading them to enjoy their life far less than they would if they did not have a chronic pain condition of any type.

Fortunately, therapeutic ultrasound procedures have begun to show signs of helping those who suffer from a variety of chronic pain conditions not only in the country of the United States but around the world as a whole as well. For instance, receiving a therapeutic ultrasound can help those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia pain. Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes a great deal of pain and does so because of the way that it effects the fifth cranial nerve. Because this nerve is one of the most widely distributed nerves over the entirety of the head, it can cause a great deal of neuropathic pain to those who suffer from the condition. This trigeminal neuralgia pain is most common in women, particularly those who have reached or have exceeded the age of fifty. However, it must also be noted that trigeminal neuralgia can effect anyone, even the parts of the population that are not as much at risk for developing this neuropathic pain disorder. All in all, a total of around twelve people out of every one hundred thousand people are effected around the entirety of the world each and every year, in the United States and far beyond it as well. Peripheral neuropathy is also common, and can cause weakness and pain in various parts of the body. For the twenty million people who suffer from this peripheral neuropathy, therapeutic ultrasound therapy can provide the pain relief and even the return of strength that they have been searching for, showing that therapeutic ultrasound therapy can be a viable treatment for many different pain related and chronic pain conditions the world over.

The use of therapeutic ultrasound therapy can also be ideal for those who are in the midst of suffering from chronic back pain. After all, chronic back pain is hugely common in the United States, often because of how people sit while they work, hunching over and not providing a good base of support for their spines. In fact, it has been found that chronic back pain, which is back pain that lasts for at least twelve weeks if not even much longer than that, effects more people than ever before here in the United States, particularly when you look at low back pain, one of the most common areas of the back where chronic back pain can be found.

From trigeminal neuralgia to lower back pain, chronic pain can have a devastating impact on your overall life. Fortunately, therapies like therapeutic ultrasound therapy can be hugely helpful, and therapeutic ultrasound therapy has been growing in popularity in recent years in the United States and all the way around the world.

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