The Economic Burden of Pain

The cost of treating chronic pain in the United States has steadily increased over the years, making it both a financial and emotional burden for individuals.

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Chronic pain is a common and debilitating condition that affects the lives of millions. In fact, the CDC reported that in 2021, an estimated 51.6 million adults in the United States have experienced chronic pain. Along with that, an additional 17.1 million people experience chronic pain that restricts their daily activities and movement. 


With quality of life severely impacted, many have searched for ways to alleviate their pain - from medications, doctors visits, surgeries and even alternative medical methods. The cost of treating chronic pain in the United States has steadily increased over the years, making it both a financial and emotional burden for individuals. 

The Emotional Burden of Chronic Pain 

The U.S. Pain Foundation reports that people with chronic pain are four times more likely to experience anxiety or depression and have twice the risk of suicide than those without chronic pain. In addition, the American Psychiatric Association reports that those with chronic pain are also likely to experience PTSD, bipolar disorder and may struggle with substance abuse. 


Just as finding relief for the physical side of chronic pain is of utmost importance, so is finding solutions to help with the emotional aspects. There are treatments that can help both physically and mentally such as relaxation treatments and therapy, as well as antidepressants and lifestyle changes (exercise in combination with a nutritious diet). 


The Cost of Pain In America 

With chronic pain acting as such an overwhelmingly strong presence in the lives of Americans, the search for pain alleviation has been both extensive and incredibly costly. In 2010, annual costs of chronic pain were around $635 billion and the numbers continue to grow. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Statistics reports that Americans spend more than $200 billion on prescription drugs for pain relief every single year. Chronic pain costs actually exceed the yearly costs of heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. 

Aside from medicine and surgeries, chronic pain sufferers often look to other forms of alleviation including massage therapy, chiropractic care, e-stim and laser therapy. While this presents more options, these alternatives can also be costly.

  • The national average per massage therapy session is $60 for one-hour. Healthline states that for back pain, deep tissue massages should be performed daily for 30 minutes to reduce pain.
  • Forbes reports that chiropractic adjustments can range anywhere from $30 to $300 a visit.¬†
  • On average, the price for a session of e-stim therapy is $88, with the price varying based on location and insurance coverage.¬†
  • Cold laser therapy pricing averages around $75 to $100 per session, according to Very Well Health.¬†

Considering Alternative Solutions to Pain Alleviation 

We understand that finding pain relief can be a time consuming and expensive mission, which is why we created the LaserTouchOne cold laser therapy device. Having been victims of chronic pain, our founders sought to find a solution that was both effective and inexpensive. It is the only therapy device on the market that combines the benefits of low-level cold laser therapy with low-level microcurrent electrical stimulation, providing effective deep tissue recovery at an affordable price in the comfort of your own home. You can also treat as frequently as needed without incurring additional cost or inconvenience. 

Successfully combining low-level laser therapy technology with e-stim therapy into a single device, the LaserTouchOne is an effective, powerful and safe pain relief device that can be used at home without a prescription or worry of negative side effects. 

The LaserTouchOne is a patented, proven and effective pain relief device, cleared by the FDA for both neck and shoulder pain. We do not guarantee that the LaserTouchOne will cure acute or chronic body pain, however studies have shown that 93% of participants experienced pain relief with the use of the LaserTouchOne. We offer a 30-day, risk-free, in-home trial on our products. 

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