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Chronic Pain

CChronic pain can affect anyone regardless of age, race or occupation. More people are disabled by this condition than cancer and heart disease. Despite being a major health problem it has continued to receive less funding and attention from researchers until recently. Acute pain is usually triggered by the nervous system as a warning to take precaution or avoid possible injury. Sever pain comes in a different mode. It persists for over six months or an uncertain duration. Pain signals remain targeted at the nervous system for many weeks that could run into months or even years. This pain condition is a little understood disease that comes with little sympathy for the sufferers. Because it is not obviously spotted like a cast on a broken leg, it may lead to a drug...