A Fresh Start: Conquer Your Pain in 2024

how to conquer your joint pain

Do you have aches and pains in your bones, joints, or muscles? Have you been ignoring them because life’s too busy? Well, you’re not alone. A recent study found that more than half of those with untreated pain think it’s not a big deal. But letting it slide can turn small issues into big problems.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to brush off those persistent aches and pains in our bones, joints, or muscles. However, what many people don’t realize is that procrastinating on addressing these issues can have serious consequences for our health including:

  • Chronic pain: Musculoskeletal pain affects parts of your body including your neck, back, and joints. It can become chronic, meaning it lasts for three months or more, making it difficult to work, sleep, and enjoy life.
  • Disability: Musculoskeletal problems can lead to disability, which means you may be limited in performing your normal daily activities. In fact, it’s the number one contributor to disability worldwide, affecting over 1.71 billion people
  • Joint damage: Ignoring musculoskeletal problems can damage your joints, limit your physical function, and ultimately affect your mobility.
  • Mental health issues: Chronic pain and disability can take a serious toll on your quality of life. Limited mobility can affect your work and social life, and chronic pain is linked to a higher risk of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

Chronic musculoskeletal issues are best diagnosed early, and Carrum Health can help.

Trust in top-tier care

While surgery is often recommended and Carrum only works with the best in the business, it isn’t always the right solution. That’s why we offer members personalized, comprehensive care, including a consultation—at no cost to you—with a top orthopedic surgeon, before any major decisions are made.

The surgeons we work with are at the top of their field. These experts have undergone advanced training, have access to the latest research and cutting-edge technology to know if surgery is the most effective option for you.

If surgery is the best option for you, you’ll have the comforting familiarity of being treated by the very doctor who initially reviewed your case and spoke directly with you. Our highly skilled surgeons and their compassionate support staff consistently deliver exceptional results, leading to shorter recovery times and a quicker return to your everyday life.

Your surgery costs are often covered

And in most cases, Carrum Health members don’t have to worry about the cost of surgery. There are no copays or coinsurance, and the cost of musculoskeletal surgeries is typically covered by your Carrum Health benefit.

Fortunately many musculoskeletal procedures are now performed on an outpatient basis. With many musculoskeletal surgeries, you can undergo surgery and return home the very same day. So if you’ve been dealing with pain that’s just not going away, now may be the perfect time to turn things around.

Receive personalized support

The moment you sign up for Carrum Health, you’ll be paired with a Carrum care specialist to guide you throughout your journey. From choosing a surgeon to scheduling your surgery and follow-up care, your Carrum care specialist will be there to assist you every step of the way. They’re dedicated to making your path to recovery as stress free as possible.

Embrace a healthier 2024

Carrum Health’s mission is to give our members a healthcare experience that is simpler, more effective, and less expensive. So if you’re currently living in pain and your employer offers the Carrum Health benefit, now’s the time to join us—and not to let another year slip by.

Register with Carrum Health today and start your journey toward a healthier, pain free life. We’re ready to take care of you.

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The information contained on this article are for informational purposes only. No material is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.