Silent Suffering

If you're hit by pain, speak up about it loud and clear--otherwise your doctor can't help you

"Ouch, that hurts!" According to a new Gallup survey on pain, almost 90% of Americans age 18 and older utter those words at least once a month. Equally troubling, fewer than half (43%) of respondents report that they have a "great deal of control" over their pain. That means many Americans are just grinning and bearing ordinary aches and pains, hurting as never before. But I can assure you, from my own experience with sports injuries, this doesn't have to be. Most of our aches and pains are treatable, but only if we're willing to talk about them candidly and accurately...

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