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Recognizing National Pain Awareness Month

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  • Written By: NSPC Team

September is Pain Awareness Month! At National Spine & Pain Centers, we firmly believe in top-notch education about the pain management specialty and we also value the importance of shedding light on the prevalence of acute and chronic pain across America. Below, we have compiled key pain stats and also wish to share this infographic about Pain Awareness Month.

Together, we can spread the word about the various types of pain conditions that negatively impact daily life for so many millions across America and let others know about physician specialists in pain management who are highly trained and skilled to provide lasting relief to those who need it.

Fast Facts About Pain Awareness Month:*

Additional Stats & Resources

  • Pain is oldest medical problem and attempting to relieve a patient’s pain dates back to the 17th century
  • In the 1800’s, physicians began to more seriously experiment with other techniques to resolve pain
  • In a national survey, 7 in 10 Americans felt that pain management research should be one of the medical community’s high priorities
  • Of the 100 million adults in American suffering from chronic pain, half struggle with daily pain
  • The most common types of pain are low back pain, severe headaches or migraines, and neck pain
  • Women are at greater risk of developing chronic pain conditions than men
  • Chronic pain can also affect the human emotional state, such as, depression, anger, anxiety, and fear
  • In a study of 100,000 patients suffering from chronic pain, 86% reported an inability to sleep well because of pain


Featured Quotes from Physician Leaders


Of the many established physician leaders of National Spine & Pain Centers, here are a few quotes that speak to the philosophy of compassionate, personalized care for patients suffering from pain:

“A patient’s trust is earned through compassion and communication. Only through listening can you truly learn how pain impacts a person’s life.” ~ Dr. Abe Cherrick

“I want to help improve your quality of life and reduce your suffering. I start with compassionate, open dialogue and proper diagnosis leading to effective treatment options.” ~ Dr. Les Zuckerman

“I stay on top of advances in the rapidly changing field of pain management so that I can offer you the best care possible.” ~ Dr. Sanjay Bakshi