Despite living in a culture where we seek better nutrition, an active lifestyle and a renewed sense of well-being, nearly 100 million of us suffer from chronic pain every year.1 In fact, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. For those who suffer with chronic pain, the condition results in:
- Longer hospital stays.
- Increased rates of hospital readmission.
- Increased outpatient visits.
- Decreased ability to fully function, leading to lost income and productivity.
- Increased risk of depression, insomnia and anxiety.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose (including prescription opioids and heroin).2
In response to this growing epidemic, myStrength created a guided program, offering 24/7 access to clinically-proven resources to help sufferers manage pain and live meaningful lives, despite their pain. The program provides approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, offering low-risk, effective solutions for managing most types of chronic pain.
With myStrength’s new program, our goal is to create a positive care experience for our members by:
- Providing education on pain management options beyond medication/opioids.
- Strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and increasing users’ sense of control.
- Helping to focus the goals of pain treatment on long-term functioning and overall well-being.
- Extending activities that foster mindfulness, positivity and physical activity.
Sign up today:
- Enter www.myStrength.com/HNWell in your web browser.
- Click Sign Up.
- Complete the myStrength sign-up process with a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile.
- Go Mobile! After setting up an online account, download the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices and register using the same email and password.
1The National Academies Press. (2011). Institute of Medicine Report from the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education: Relieving Pain in America, A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research. Retrieved from http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13172&page=1, January 19, 2017.
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Injury Prevention & Control: Opioid Overdose. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/, January 19, 2017.
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