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When most people think of chronic pain, they typically think of their elderly family members or people that they know who were affected by disease. While yes, a large majority of Canadians that experience chronic pain are in fact older or sick, there is a huge population of younger Canadians that tend to go unaccounted for in the chronic pain issues and solutions conversation. 

The NGUI-MATRIX is a pain management technique that was developed by Grandmaster Stanley Ngui in order to provide Canadians of all ages with a non-invasive and non-toxic pain management and pain treatment option. Being that there are younger populations that experience chronic pain, it is important to offer methods of treatment that don’t risk the development of long-term side effects — as the administration of prescription drugs and prescribed surgical procedures might. 

But how many younger Canadians are actually experiencing chronic pain? Continue reading to find out.

The Study

It can be rather troublesome to conduct medical studies that speak to what percentage of the population may or may not experience chronic pain. That being said, when you have the correct sample size, the statistics can be quite obvious.

The following information that we will be discussing stems from a 2007/2008 population-based analysis that focused on the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The survey can be used to discern information in regard to what percentage of the population might experience chronic pain. In this particular health survey, there were 57,660 respondents ages 12-44. While seemingly large, the 57,660 respondents represent the 14.6 million Canadians that are between 12 and 44 years of age. 

How Many Young Canadians Are Affected By Chronic Pain?

Upon the completion of the 2007/2008 Canadian Community Health Survey, it was concluded that upwards of 1.5 million Canadians between the ages of 12 and 44 experience or have experienced chronic pain in the past. Of the younger male respondents between the ages of 12 and 44, 9% admitted to experiencing chronic pain while 12% of younger Canadian females experienced chronic pain. 

The significance of the findings observed in the CCHS suggests that while there is a strong correlation between age and chronic pain that pain is not non-existent in younger populations. That being said, within the population-based analysis, there was a significantly increased presence of chronic pain between ages 12-17 and ages 35-44. 

Limitations Caused By Chronic Pain

As one might assume, experiencing chronic pain can have its own set of drawbacks. Each year, millions of Canadians (of all ages) are limited by pain that prevents them from completing certain activities, limits their attendance at work, and impacts their general wellbeing. 

For younger Canadians between the ages of 12 and 44, upwards of 60% reported experiencing chronic pain that “sometimes” or “oftentimes” restricted their ability to participate in activities. As one might expect, as age increases, the likelihood of being limited because of chronic pain drastically increases — but common activities are not the only thing that chronic pain restricts young Canadians from participating in.

In addition to being limited in certain activities due to the presence of chronic pain, young Canadians are also limited in their ability to work. Not only are those who are experiencing chronic pain more likely to struggle to find a job that will accommodate their disability, but those who do hold permanent positions are also more likely to be frequently absent from work than those who do not experience pain. As a result of the inability to participate in work and other common activities, younger Canadians that are affected by chronic pain are also prone to struggle with their general wellbeing.

As one might expect, chronic pain can affect a person in many more ways than simply the manifestation and sensation of pain. In fact, chronic pain is often a major contributor to a general decline in wellbeing. Over time, the limitations caused by the experience of chronic pain can lead people to become depressed or uninterested — leading to a general decline in health and wellbeing.

What’s The Solution?

Chronic pain has been an issue experienced by Canadians, both young and old, for some time — it is by no means a new development. That being said, how we treat and manage chronic pain has changed. In the past, the primary response to treating chronic pain medication. As time progressed, medical procedures were developed that could potentially correct the pain — but they were invasive. Luckily, we are currently in the golden age of medicine and clinical therapies.

One of the most recent developments in pain management technology is the NGUI-MATRIX — a non-invasive and non-toxic chronic pain management and treatment technique. 

Learn More About The NGUI-MATRIX

If you are interested in learning more about the NGUI-MATRIX, we urge you to keep an eye out for upcoming medical conferences in your area where Grandmaster Stanley Ngui will be speaking. If there is not an upcoming conference in your area, we urge you too book Grandmaster Stanley for your event or check out the NGUI-MATRIX website

If you have questions about this innovative pain management technique, we urge you to contact us today!

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