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820 N. Orleans Street–Suite 411 Chicago, Illinois 60610 100 MILLION AMERICANS ARE AFFECTED BY PAIN. THAT IS MORE THAN DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, AND CANCER COMBINED.1 51% OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS SAY THEY FEEL THEY HAD LITTLE TO NO CONTROL OVER THEIR CHRONIC PAIN CONDITION.3 OVER 50 MILLION AMERICANS JOIN ARE PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY DISABLED BY CHRONIC PAIN.2 15% IN SUPPORTING OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS SAY HEADACHE IS MOST COMMON CAUSE OF PAIN, SECOND ONLY TO LOWER BACK PAIN.4 1 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. The National Academies Press, 2011. 2Advanced Pain Management; http://www.apmhealth.com/education/pain-awareness-month/pam---facts---information/ 32006 Voices of Chronic Pain Survey. 4 (American Pain Foundation) National Centers for Health Statistics, Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans 2006, Special Feature: Pain.