At any given moment in the United States, more than 100 million people are suffering from chronic pain, resulting in a cost of $600 billion per year in lost productivity and medical treatments. Because children and military personnel are not included in that figure, many believe the numbers are much higher. Chronic pain is most often the result of an injury or an illness. Auto accidents and their resulting injuries are a primary cause of chronic pain, yet many fail to recognize the seriousness of this “day in, day out” pain. Phillip Pizzo, MD of Stanford University School of Medicine noted, “We see that for many patients chronic pain becomes a disease in its own right…we need to include prevention as a very important goal.” Living with chronic pain is challenging enough because of the pain itself; however there are many factors accompanying chronic pain which can make life even more difficult.