Sunbeam® Collaborates with the U.S. Pain Foundation, Brings Attention to Chronic Pain for National Pain Awareness Month
"At Sunbeam, we are not only committed to bringing innovation in heat therapy products to market, but also to finding ways to educate people living with chronic pain about the pain management benefits of heat therapy," said
To gain insights into the obstacles people with pain face in accessing pain care, in
- 76.5% said their pain clinic or center only offers pain doctors, not multidisciplinary specialists, like physical therapists, psychologists, social workers or nutritionists.
- Providers typically most emphasized medications (38.4%) and interventional procedures (26.2%), while patients wish they most emphasized complementary and integrative health (39%), restorative therapies (36.6%) and medications (35.5%).
- More than three-quarters of respondents indicated cost prevented them from accessing one or more treatment options (76.5%).
- The most common therapy used by people with pain is heat and cold therapy (65.7%), which three-quarters of respondents (77.3%) rated as "effective" or "somewhat effective" when treating their pain.
- Of those that use heat or cold therapy to manage pain, 52.6% said they found heat more effective.
"This latest research shows emerging gaps and opportunities in the pain care space, largely that heat and cold therapies are highly effective yet underappreciated resources," said
Throughout the month of September, through Sunbeam's sponsorship, the
- MyPainPlan.org: An interactive website with education and tools for individuals to create a personalized pain plan, which can then be shared with their providers.
- Three Virtual Events: "Pain relief at home: Tips and tricks" with
Peter Abaci, M.D., Medical Director and Co-Founder of the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, on Sept. 3at 8 p.m. E.T.; "How and when to use heat vs. cold therapy" with Dr. Rosson Sept. 17at 1 p.m. E.T.; and "My pain journey: Patients share their experience with multidisciplinary care" with patient advocates Ryan Drozd, Mariah Leach, Sylvia Faircloth, Ph.D. and Linda Shawon Sept. 30at 1 p.m. E.T.
- A Survey Report, "Multidisciplinary Barriers to Care": A detailed analysis of the survey on barriers to care, including recommendations to help improve policy, education and support for people with pain.
"Collaborating with Sunbeam is helping us bring vital information and resources to our community this Pain Awareness Month," said
To access all campaign resources and learn more about the
Sunbeam® is a leading manufacturer of health and wellness products, including heating pads and wraps, designed to target hard-to-treat areas of pain, including the back, knee, elbow, arms, and legs. A majority utilize heat therapy, which is clinically proven to relieve pain associated with muscle tension and stress and is a drug-free alternative to traditional pain-relieving medicines. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunbeam® is part of Newell Brands' global portfolio of leading brands. For more information, visit www.Sunbeam.com.
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