The Institute of Medicine has reported severe and chronic pain affects more than 116 million Americans each year and the number continues to soar. With no proven method to address these underlying causes and an endless supply of medication to treat symptoms, it's created a situation the IOM has referred to as a "public health crisis" of pain. Simply using the word "chronic" or "severe" is not enough. In order to fully understand this epidemic, we must be clear about the sources of pain and the disparate types. Oftentimes, long-lasting pain affects those who have or are currently suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, or fibromyalgia. Others are overcome by unyielding back pain and arthritis. These myriad sources of pain can affect patients for only a month but far too often, much longer, with some circumstances carrying on indefinitely. Sadly, such chronic suffering can hurt more than just the body.
Estimates for those suffering from such afflictions range from $560 to $635 billion annually. This unfathomable cost is attributed to medical bills, decreased productivity and missed wages. Fortunately, not every healthcare provider in the U.S. has been blind to this epidemic and several have been working toward better solutions. The issue of chronic pain management becomes even more convoluted and polarizing when considering the other hot button issues of today's medical landscape. Some medical practitioners are concerned that some allegedly suffering patients are actually "drug seekers" who are feigning symptoms. The flip side is it has become commonplace for those actually in need of ongoing medication-based treatment to be denied drug therapy and services that might help, because care facilities and doctors are weary of overprescribing, feeding addiction, or at least running the risk of being accused of doing so. Dr. Philip Pizzo, Dean of Stanford University's Medical School best captured this dilemma: "There's abuse on both sides. There is abuse that occurs when individuals are drug-seeking and abuse that occurs in that people who need pain medications may not have access because physicians won't prescribe or the state has regulatory barriers." Perhaps the solution lies in effective pain treatment that is independent of long-term opiate-based pain medication. Luckily, such a solution is currently available.
Those suffering with chronic pain may now try an efficacious opportunity to find long-lasting relief affordably, with a new pain management treatment system called POMT™ (Proloneuralozone Osteopathic Medical Treatment). POMT™ is described as a complete pain program that is all natural, non-habit forming and completely non-steroidal. Moreover, it has been derived of scientifically-proven methods that have been demonstrated through clinical trials to work on a multitude of pain sources. Many long-time chronic pain patients have come to embrace its gentle and effective treatment applications. Patient study after patient study have shown that for those who have been treated with POMT™, it is not uncommon to see them returning to things they love, things that their chronic pain had been keeping from them. Moreover, reports show that formerly ongoing and often equally debilitating side effects and complications of standardized treatments are greatly diminished. The first step in the development of POMT™ was a shared willingness of forward-thinking medical researchers and physicians to recognize pain as a disease. This was an important step with overwhelming evidence in both human and animal subjects, showing that continued pain damages the nervous system. In short, POMT™ was founded on the premise that suffering should not be tolerated, as it is actually dangerous not to treat pain, instead of not simply dealing with discomfort, as was once believed. "Pain is an experience that affects virtually every one of our citizens. For many patients, chronic pain becomes a disease itself," points out Stanford School of Medicine Dean Dr. Philip Pizzo. As patients treated with POMT™ continue getting their lives back with positive results (without further damaging their bodies through debilitating symptoms and harsh treatments) it should be encouraging to those who may still be suffering that a new, effective option is available.