Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care. Acute pain is the presenting symptom in 80% of physician visits, and it is estimated that 11% of the adults in this country experience daily pain. A report issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs stated that chronic, non-malignant pain affects 34 million people in the United States.
“Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” – President George H.W. Bush at the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).