Monday, August 03, 2009

Pain costs a massive $34.3billion in Australia.

MBF Foundation
, in 2007, funded a study which reported the cost of pain in Australia is a massive $34.3 billion.

Money is available from private concerns such as drug companies to trial new medications. However I believe there is NO money available for research to back up the work already done by people such as
Dr Lorimer Moseley & David Butler.

The new science of pain management offers real hope for sufferers of pain. The brain retraining treatments such as guided imagery, limb laterality recognition and mirror visual feedback are non-drug and non-invasive. As such they do not attract funding from private concerns.

If the cost to Australia is so huge isn't it about time money was spent to validate the current findings and to educate the providers of pain management.

In the UK webwire reported
"NAPP Pharmaceuticals, pioneers of prolonged released drugs for the relief of severe pain have purchased 2,500 Mirror Therapy Boxes for complimentary distribution to pain clinics throughout the UK."

Now is the time for public and private concerns to put their hand in their pockets, show some compassion and support trials of these new treatments.

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