The CDC estimates that 50 million American adults — 20.4 percent of the U.S. adult population — have chronic pain, defined as pain most days or every day for at least the past six months. Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical attention.
Pain is an unpleasant sensation that is caused by actual or perceived injury to body tissues and produces physical and emotional reactions. Presumably, pain sensation has evolved to protect our bodies from harm by causing us to perform certain actions and avoid others. Pain is typically classified as either acute or chronic. Acute pain is of sudden onset and is usually the result of a clearly defined cause such as an injury. Chronic pain persists for weeks or months and is usually associated with an underlying condition, such as arthritis.
Inflammation is the body's response to injury. When inflammation persists, it can lead to many chronic medical conditions like stroke, heart attack, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Inflammation can be caused by poor diet, environmental toxins, pollution, stress, and infections. We carry supplements to take for the short term to address the inflammation and pain from an acute injury or surgery, and also for long term management of chronic inflammatory conditions.