In a study conducted in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that the number of Americans living in this country with some form of chronic pain in their life totaled about a quarter of the entire adult population. With results this staggering, it’s no surprise that prescription painkillers and their subsequent abuse are at an all-time high.
Information from iMed Regeneration Center
Pain, in general, is uncomfortable — a fact of life almost all of us deal with at some point or another. However, living with chronic pain can be lifechanging and not in positive ways. One of the most traumatic and debilitating forms of chronic pain can be found in our hips.
Having chronic joint pain can be quite debilitating for many people. Causes of joint pain range from physical injury to osteoarthritis of the knees, hands, hips, shoulders and neck. Regardless of the root cause, sufferers can often be left with a chronic condition that adversely affects their overall quality of daily life.
In the past, when your knees degenerated, options were limited. You could undergo surgery to have them fixed or even replaced, followed by a lengthy period in rehab and no real guarantee of success. Another option would have been to depend on painkillers to help you make it through the day, but they can be habit-forming. Or you might have opted for cortisone injections, which do nothing to stop or reverse the degeneration process.