The rate of unemployment among those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ranges between 24% to 80%. This is in stark contrast to the fact that 90% to 96% of individuals with MS are employed prior to their diagnosis.
Work disability is a major personal, financial and public health burden. With more people living with many types of chronic illnesses now than ever before, the problem of work disability will continue to escalate if we do not take action.
Pain catastrophizing powerfully predicts the development and trajectory of chronic pain. Learn the science behind pain catastrophizing, its impacts, and why this psychological construct should be assessed and treated in outpatients and in individuals who are planning to have surgery.