Chronic Pain Management

Defining Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is complex and affects both individuals and their
communities

Managing Chronic Pain

Managing chronic pain requires self-care and often other kinds of treatment

Understanding Legislation

Pain-Related Legislation in Arizona has a focus on the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, not chronic pain

Risk Factors

Risk factors for chronic pain can lead to the development and persistence of chronic pain

Provider Resources

Clinical and legislative resources for providers treating and caring for persons with chronic pain

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Further resources for persons with chronic pain, their loved ones and their clinicians

Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical treatment in the U.S., and the second most common reason for ambulatory care visits. More than 20% of physician visits and 10% of drug sales are attributed to pain. According to the Institute of Medicine, over 100 million Americans suffer from pain at an estimated cost to society of over $635 billion per year.