FREE INTRO EVENT – 2ND CHRONIC PAIN SUMMIT
With David Hanscom, MD & Les Aria, PhD
Thursday, January 20th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT
Chronic pain in the United States affects more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), chronic pain has been linked to numerous physical and mental conditions and contributes to high healthcare costs and a loss in productivity. And yet, traditional medical interventions fall short in promoting pain relief and the medical system continues to subscribe to old pain science. Old pain science suggests that pain should be resolved if that body part is fixed. However, this is not the case and many people continue to suffer, relying on high levels of opioids and surgeries that do not promote a return to functionality and quality of life.
Now more than ever, there is a need to shift the paradigm of chronic pain towards modern pain neuroscience, which suggests chronic pain is not a result of structural, nerve or tissue damage but rather a problem with how the brain and body send and receive information within the nervous system.