The nation’s leading consumer pain organization is asking pain patients about the issues facing them.
“We are going to use the results to help develop our best course of action and to prioritize which states we are going to work to make change,” said Paul Gileno, Founder/President of the US Pain Foundation.
To take the survey, click here.
Gileno said the main purpose of the survey is to help people realize that there are issues that affect the quality of life of people with pain.
“We want people to be aware that their stories matter and finally we want people to realize that together we can make change in each state for better quality of care and access to needed treatments and medications,” Gileno told the National Pain Report.
The U.S. Pain Foundation understands the challenges and struggles those with pain endure. An organization created by people with pain for people with pain, we recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who courageously battle pain every day.
“The biggest challenge as always is going to be validating that pain is real and not having access to needed treatments, therapies and medications,” said Gileno.
On its website, the U.S. Pain Foundation supports the 4 Core Beliefs from the National Pain Strategy which will be released early in 2016.
- Chronic pain is a real and complex disease that may exist by itself or be linked with other medical conditions.
- Chronic pain is both an under-recognized and under-resourced public health crisis with devastating personal and economic impact.
- Effective chronic pain care requires access to a wide range of treatment options, including biomedical, behavioral health and complementary treatment.
- Denying appropriate care to people with chronic pain is unethical and can lead to unnecessary suffering, depression, disability and even suicide.