Make Pain a Thing of the Past
Life is meant to be lived, enjoyed, and celebrated—but it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Life comes with pain. From childhood sports injuries, over-training, keeping up with energized children, maintaining a labor-intensive job, or sitting hunched over a desk eight hours a day, pain is a given.
There are four types of pain: acute, chronic, neuropathic, and nociceptive.
- Acute pain is short-term pain that comes on suddenly and has a specific cause, usually a tissue injury.
- Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than six months, even after the original injury has healed.
- Neuropathic pain is pain that comes out of nowhere as to opposed to a specific injury. This results in damage or dysfunction of your nervous system.
- Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain. This pain can either be acute or chronic and typically happens with injury or inflammation.
Each type of pain manifests in different ways, making it difficult for individuals to pinpoint and describe what they are feeling.
The National Academy of Sciences1 estimates that more than 100 million Americans experience chronic, unrelieved pain. The cost of such pain is steep. Healthcare costs, days of missed work, and lost wages can amount to anywhere from $560 to $635 billion per year 2—surpassing the cost of both heart disease and cancer treatment combined.
September is Pain-Awareness Month
What changes can businesses make to help their employees get back to celebrating life?
Addressing musculoskeletal disorders—one of the top work-related illnesses impacting productivity and presenteeism.
Offer employees a proactive choice in medical treatment while providing businesses with potential cost savings.
“The option to receive a Regenexx procedure was possible because my employer offered it in our benefits package. My consultation with Regenexx helped me make an informed decision. Since having the procedure, my quality of life has improved 100 percent—whether I’m at work or doing things around the house. Within 48 hours of the procedure, I was feeling little to no pain.”
–Robert, Ti-Axle dump-truck driver*
*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.
The Solution? Add the Regenexx Benefit to Treat Orthopedic Conditions
The time it takes for an individual to exhaust treatment options can be months or even years.Often, after a person has moved through the care continuum and exhausted all covered treatment options to resolve pain, surgery is the last resort. Many orthopedic surgeries have no proven efficacy—putting both the employee and business at risk.
The care pathway for employees with the same condition can look quite different, depending on the diagnosis of the condition and recommended treatment.
The Regenexx difference provides consistently high-level orthopedic diagnosis regardless of where a patient is assessed, diagnosed, and treated. All Regenexx consultations use the Interventional Orthopedics SANS approach functional analysis approach to evaluate a patient’s stability, articulation, neuromuscular function, and symmetry. This diagnostic technique enables Regenexx physicians not only to understand what is wrong but to identify the root cause of pain.
To learn how adding Regenexx can lead to cost savings and pain-free employees, call us at 877-341-5968. You can also visit www.regenexxcorporate.com for more information about how Regenexx can benefit your company.
1 Institute of Medicine. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011.
2 Institute of Medicine. Pain as a public health challenge. In: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011.