Published by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After a car accident 32 years ago, Mariann Farrell, 70, of Shaler, lives with pain that won’t go away, which is only partially relieved by opioid medication and other relief measures, including meditation.

She walked away from the accident.

“I thought I was fine,” she said, “until the next day — when my back, neck, right leg all started hurting. The pain grew worse and worse, and it never stopped. After many doctors, tests and X-rays, it turned into a chronic pain situation.”

She said she saw 25 doctors, physical therapists and psychologists over 30 years.

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