Dr. Jake Galdo, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and community pharmacy residency director at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, sits down to talk with us regarding ways to help with pain management. Dr. Galdo will discuss ways to help manage pain without medications, along with what could be available over-the-counter and prescription.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain.
——> Above three facts are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NIH RePORT of 2013 on Pain Management