Apr 27, 2022
"As a family physician for more than 40 years, I have seen countless patients struggling to alleviate chronic pain, with far too many turning to self-destructive coping methods such as alcohol and opioids. Unfortunately, the struggle with chronic pain isn’t going away – and more alarming is the fact that those suffering from it are getting younger and younger. The latest data on chronic pain show patients between age 18 and 34 are reporting the most chronic pain, and they are desperately seeking relief. It’s our job as physicians to help them. Right now, we may be failing."
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Wayne B. Jonas is a family physician.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Listening to pain in our younger patients."
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