Chronic PainThe 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 4 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.
Complex & Multifactorial
Chronic pain is a complex condition driven by a number of biological, behavioural / psychological, and social factors. As a result, treatment plans developed by NeuPath’s licensed healthcare providers are multimodal and designed to address as many of these factors as possible. In addition to treating the pain sensation itself, NeuPath aims to educate patients and provide them with the confidence and tools required to better manage their chronic pain.