Monday, March 17, 2008

Boot camp for pain

There's an interesting story on CTV news, Boot camps' treat pain sufferers. What makes such a story interesting is that the premise isn't new. The basis behind such a program is there is a need for a team approach to treat chronic pain. Isn't that something that we've been trying to get done within the medical community for so long?

It's really just common sense. There isn't just one issue when someone has a chronic illness or chronic pain, so it doesn't make sense to have just one branch of medicine to deal with it. In all fairness, many doctors do incorporate other services for their patients, like physiotherapy. But sometimes it take a lot more than just that. A full-service, whole team approach is what is needed in so many cases. It's a shame that it takes a program like this that is expensive as well as unreachable for many (who can take four weeks from their life to go to such a boot camp?) for this to become newsworthy.

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Dawn said...

I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't have any of the chronic pain illnesses. A gammy knee is my lot!

Marijke Vroomen-Durning said...

Hi Dawn! Nice to see you.

Lucky you about not having chronic pain - I hope you stay healthy and whole. :-)