Ninety-six Percent of Pain Care Professionals Polled during PAINWeek 2007
Said Most Patients with Chronic Pain Also Suffer from Insomnia
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to reporting a link between pain and insomnia, the polled health care professionals surveyed during PAINWeek 2007 said treating pain will improve insomnia and treating insomnia will relieve the intensity of pain.
Nearly 98 percent of those polled said they believed the intensity of chronic pain would be reduced by improvements in sleep.
Additionally, 96 percent of those polled said they believed effective management of underlying chronic pain would improve insomnia.
"Once again, we find additional, important benefits from the treatment of pain -- in this case, alleviating insomnia," explained American Society of Pain Educators Executive Director B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA. "The connection between effective treatment of pain and overall health and well-being is undeniable and must be heeded by the entire health care industry."
In further support of Dr. Cole's assertion, 81 percent of those polled believe more than 50 percent of their patients with pain and insomnia also suffer from probable depression.
Nearly a dozen national medical associations and 700 delegates devoted to the practice of pain management are gathered at PAINWeek 2007, the first conference of its kind, in Las Vegas. The four-day conference provides a unique environment for the participating organizations to share their expertise with frontline healthcare practitioners.
Participating organizations include The National Stroke Association
(NSA), the American Headache Society (AHS), the National Fibromyalgia
Research Association (NFRA), the American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE),
the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS), Western Pain Society (WPS), Pain
Society of Oregon (PSO), Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA), Nevada
Psychiatric Association (NPA), International Med
|SOURCE PAINWeek 2007|
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