About $635 billion is spent annually in health care costs and lost productivity. Furthermore, for every one medical treatment provider, there are over 28,500 patients with chronic pain. Even worse, only four medical schools in the entire country require a course on patient pain management, and fewer than 20 offer it as an elective credit. A culture shift is absolutely vital to the reduction of chronic pain: working with preventive care professionals and teaching the 100 million people who face chronic pain how to self-manage and treat (and prevent recurrence of) their pain, is the only way to get costs down and health up. MineFit is based on preventive care. Click here to learn more.