ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Body in Pain!
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Stories About Body in Pain from 90.3 WCPN ideastream
This report will be about the anatomy of acute and chronic pain. How and why do we feel pain? What evolutionary purpose does pain serve? What is going on inside our bodies as we experience both acute and chronic pain? Why does the experience of pain differ from person to person?
One of the most under-treated and misunderstood forms of pain is also one that’s fairly common: migraine headaches. They can cause crippling pain and women are two-to-three times more likely to get them than men. ideastream intern Katie Broida continues this week’s special coverage of the "Body in Pain."
This piece will explore why chronic pain is a public health issue, why it is more prevalent now, and what is being done to address it. It will look at how the NIH is poised to educate physicians and the general public about dealing with chronic pain.
Pain is the single most common reason for seeking medical care in the United States. In fact thirty five percent of Americans suffer chronic pain and more than 50 million are disabled by their pain. Up to half of patients say they fail to get adequate pain relief. This program discusses pain, how it is managed and how some patients are managed by it.
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