new documentary film, currently in development.
Pain affects every single one of us on the planet in some way- be it a personal experience, a shared experience with a loved one, or the burden to society by its extensive costs to us all.
In developed countries, including Canada, the USA, Briton and Australia, statistics tell us that on average- 1 in 4 to 1 in 5 people live in chronic intractable pain, that will not resolve in their lifetime. With an aging population of post- war baby boomers, this number will definitely rise, unilaterally. Statistics indicate that by the year 2020 we will be living in a Pandemic globally, of chronic pain; Pain that could cost society Trillions of dollars annually ( * projected stats USA).
What, if any measures are in place to shoulder this economic burden?
Sadly, research has shown that although a significant number of persons planet wide currently live in chronic pain- there are little to no strategies in place to effectively manage future projected costs to society in medical costs, insurance claims and lost productivity. Our already overburdened and fragile health care systems are in no way prepared for this coming onslaught.
So, what do we do about this growing epidemic ? We educate, inform, and lobby for changes to current funding in chronic pain management and research. Singly, we are one small voice and one small concern- but TOGETHER through effective TEAMWORK, we are an army of truth and strength.
Please join us, as we embark on this journey of education to the masses - through the creation of a feature length documentary on this growing world wide health concern.
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