Q: What are the major issues surrounding pain?
A: Pain can have a debilitating affect on one’s life, stipulated by: interference with daily activities; decreased independence and withdrawal from interactions with family and friends. Pain can also affect a person’s sleep cycle and interfere with work and professional activities. Dr. Provenzano will work with you to identify and alleviate these issues and provide a personalized and thorough pain management and treatment plan.
Q: What is the economic impact of pain?
A: The annual total of both direct and indirect costs for acute and chronic pain are estimated to be more than $294.5 billion per year. Also, more than 700 million work days are estimated to be lost in the U.S. each year as a result of chronic and acute pain.
Q: Is pain management covered by health insurance?
Most policies provide insurance for pain management. Please call our offices for more information.
For more information on pain, the following websites provide excellent resources on pain management and treatment: