Inspiring A New Way To Treat Pain

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Innovative Therapies

Chronic pain is a national public health problem, where at least 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain.[1]  In 2012, for every 100 persons in the United States, 82.5 opioid prescriptions and 37.6 benzodiazepine prescriptions were written by healthcare providers.[2]

This is a concern in our Veteran population where there is a high incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), alcohol use and suicide attempts. These disorders are associated with high dose opioid utilization leading to an increased risk of overdose compared to the general population.[3,4]

Nonpharmacological treatment strategies should be an integral part of treatment for Veterans with pain.[5]

For patients who need more help managing their pain, nonpharmacological therapies are the best place to start. Core therapies are active treatments, such as movement therapies and psychological therapies. [5]

QB Medical is a firm believer in a whole-health, non-pharmacological approach to improving the quality of life and functional status of our Veterans, active duty members, and Americans.

Proactive, collaborative education strategies with commercial and government physical therapy clinics drive QB Medical's mission to achieve a time when all Americans have equal access to the most innovative, nonpharmacological modalities for treating and managing pain -  so everyone can enjoy thriving livelihoods.

QB Medical offers fully integrated multi-modality physical therapy systems through our limited distribution supplier partnerships.

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Sources:

1. Institute of Medicine Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care Education. The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health. Relieving pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

2. Paulozzi LJ, Mack KA, Hockenberry JM. Vital signs: Variation among states in prescribing of opioid pain relievers and benzodiazepines - United States, 2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Jul 4 2014;63(26):563-568.

3. Seal KH et al. Association of Mental Health Disorders with Prescription Opioids and High-Risk Opioid Use in US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. JAMA 2012; 307:940‑7.

4. Bohnert AS, Ilgen MA, Galea S, McCarthy JF, Blow FC. Accidental poisoning mortality among patients in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System. Med Care 2011;49: 393–396.

5. Pain Management Opioid Safety VA Educational Guide, US Department of Veteran Affairs (2014); 4