The scary truth about our pain problem- Canadian Chatelaine article

The scary truth about our pain problem- Canadian Chatelaine article

Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research, Symptoms
The scary truth about our pain problem““In Canada, pain is under-recognized and under-treated,” Lynch says. “And that’s all pain, whether it’s due to trauma, surgery, illness or disease. It includes pain in the community, in our hospitals and in our emergency rooms — it’s a huge problem.” And it’s a problem that has a lot to do with how easy it is to dismiss a condition we can’t see. A nationwide survey by the Canadian Pain Coalition found 53 percent of us don’t believe chronic pain exists. On the other hand, an Angus Reid Poll found 70 percent of us believe that there is intelligent life on other planets (and 54 percent think extraterrestrials have already paid us a visit). So…aliens from outer space? Sure. Chronic pain? No way.” It…
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