Intractable Pain

As defined by the state of Minnesota: a pain state where as the cause of pain cannot be removed or otherwise treated; and where no relief or cure of the cause of pain is possible, or no relief has been found after reasonable effort.

It is estimated that 100,000,000 Americans  suffer from intractable pain. Primary causes of such pain include, but are not limited to:

  1. Arthritis: rheumatoid
  2. Arthritis: osteoarthritis
  3. Cancer
  4. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  5. Crohn’s Disease
  6. Disc (vertebral) herniation
  7. Endometriosis
  8. Fibromyalgia syndrome
  9. Headache: migraine
  10. Headache: other
  11. Low back pain
  12. Lupus
  13. Multiple sclerosis
  14. Muscular dystrophy
  15. Myofascial pain
  16. Myelopathies
  17. Neck pain
  18. Neuropathy: diabetic
  19. Neuropathy: HIV
  20. Neuropathy: post-herpetic
  21. Neuropathy: other
  22. Parkinson’s
  23. Phantom limb pain
  24. Post-stroke pain
  25. Postoperative pain
  26. Sciatica
  27. Spinal cord injury
  28. Spinal stenosis
  29. Trauma (including vertebral compression fracture)
  30. Trigeminal neuralgia
  31. Vascular disease
  32. OTHER