According to the paper Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research by the National Academy of Sciences (through the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press)
Acute and chronic pain affects large numbers of Americans, with approximately 100 million U.S. adults burdened by chronic pain alone. The annual national economic cost associated with chronic pain is estimated to be $560-635 billion. Pain is a uniquely individual and subjective experience that depends on a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors, and different population groups experience pain differentially. For many patients, treatment of pain is inadequate not just because of uncertain diagnoses and societal stigma, but also because of shortcomings in the availability of effective treatments and inadequate patient and clinician knowledge about the best ways to manage pain.
Folsom Pain Management is working to address this issue, employing a broad range of medical therapies and procedures to help those suffering from chronic pain.
In our background pages, we provide information designed to help visitors understand how our practice operates, including the Folsom Pain Management mission statement and the qualifications and interests of Doctor Kalauokalani. In addition, we provide a small library of pdf documents that we hope prove to be helpful.