Pain Explained by Doctors, Veterans Having Harder Time Dealing
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 02, 2012 @ 3:19PM
Created on October 01, 2012 @ 10:59PM
Members of our armed forces are now committing suicide at such a rate, that it's killing more and more of our men and women than the enemy.
Monday at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, folks with hospice care, nurses and others had the opportunity to learn about pain.
Of the two speakers, one showed how acute pain transforms into chronic pain. The other talked about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Although there are some good things happening, like 1,500 more mental health staff members being placed in VA Hospitals, there's still a lot that needs to be done for veterans.
These servicemen and women will be coming home with polytrauma, which is the signature of these wars. They've been subjected to multiple types of incidents which has affected them in different ways.
"We're not prepared yet to help heal - and we need to get ahead of that curve," said Dr. Marcus Nemuth, the presenter of "The Many Faces of Pain: From the Battle Front to the Home Front - What Now?
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