Year: 2013

Osteoarthritis Overview

Data from 2003-2005 from the National Health Interview Survey showed some impressive information about the prevalence or arthritis in the United States. Forty-six million American adults reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, making arthritis one of the nation’s most common health problems. Not only is arthritis highly prevalent among U.S. adults, it is the leading cause of disability… Read more »

What Role Does Spirituality Play in Pain Management?

When treating chronic pain patients, clinicians might focus primarily on the biomedical dimensions of pain care and management. Living with a chronic condition requires patients to find a path to living as full a life as possible. For some patients, an improved quality of life is achieved through spiritual practice. Incorporating spiritual discussions into patient… Read more »