The Silent Epidemic
Chronic pain has been called the ‘silent epidemic’; it gets very little attention despite the fact that its economic cost is greater than the cost of cancer, HIV, and heart disease combined. Given the cost of chronic pain – estimated to be $43 billion annually – it should be no surprise that its impact is far-reaching – affecting 1 in 5 Canadian adults.
NeuPath Health was formed to specifically address this large and growing issue and our mission is to provide patients with the care and tools required to live a complete and fulfilled life; to reclaim the daily life activities taken by injury or illness.
The majority of NeuPath’s efforts are focused on ‘high impact chronic pain patients’ (HICP). Representing approximately 5% of Canadian adults, HICP patients have difficulty going to work, going to school, taking care of themselves, or taking care of their families as a result of chronic pain. Increasingly, NeuPath is starting to connect with patients earlier in their chronic pain journey, in order to prevent the progression to HICP.