“We help people with neurological disorders and chronic pain by providing integrative and complementary health services so they experience improved health-related quality of life and wellbeing.”

NeuroCare Nonprofit’s Vision and Mission:

Our mission at NeuroCare Nonprofit is to address the pressing issues related to chronic pain and neurological disorders by enhancing access to integrative and complementary health services. We are committed to making a meaningful impact on our community by improving the well-being of individuals facing these challenges.

Illustrating the Need:

According to the CDC’s analysis of the 2019-2021 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), it was found that chronic pain affects a significant portion of the U.S. population. In 2021 alone, approximately 20.9% of U.S. adults (51.6 million individuals) experienced chronic pain lasting three months or longer, with 6.9% (17.1 million) facing high-impact chronic pain that severely restricted their daily activities. Chronic pain has been linked to various health issues, including depression, Alzheimer’s disease, higher suicide risk, and substance misuse.

Furthermore, disparities exist in the prevalence of chronic pain among different population groups, with higher rates observed among older adults, females, those living in poverty, veterans, and individuals residing in nonmetropolitan areas. Unfortunately, access to noninvasive, non-pharmacologic approaches for pain management, such as exercise, psychological therapy, acupuncture, and others, remains limited, especially for those below 400% of the federal poverty level.

Addressing the Burden of Neurological Disorders:

A 2020 JAMA Neurology article titled “Burden of Neurological Disorders Across the US From 1990-2017” highlighted the substantial burden of neurological disorders in the United States. It estimated that a staggering 60% of the U.S. population lives with one or more neurological disorders, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and more. The incidence, prevalence, and disability burden of these disorders have been on the rise, mainly due to population aging.

The Costs and Urgency:

The economic costs associated with neurological diseases are substantial, totaling nearly

$789 billion in 2014 dollars for just nine common neurological diseases. These costs are expected to increase significantly as the elderly population doubles, with dementia and stroke alone projected to exceed $600 billion by 2030. Chronic low back pain alone represents $177 billion in annual costs and is a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.

Our Approach:

NeuroCare Nonprofit recognizes that the most effective way to reduce these costs and improve the lives of millions of Americans is by enhancing treatment options. Our organization is committed to providing better access to integrative and complementary health services which have proven efficacy in managing chronic pain and neurological disorders.

In summary, NeuroCare Nonprofit’s vision is to alleviate the burden of chronic pain and neurological disorders in our community by improving access to holistic and evidence- based treatments, thereby enhancing the well-being and quality of life for those in need.

We developed an interest in this work due to having a personal and family history of chronic pain and neurological disorders and empathize with the challenges of people suffering with these health issues. It has been our mission, from the founding of our for profit business California Neurohealth, to serve this patient population and now we are expanding our efforts to better serve those who have financial hardship in order to make the a greater impact in our community.

We intend to reach out to local and national businesses that have missions that are congruent to ours, private individuals in our community and extended networks, write for healthcare grants and host fundraising events that are linked to various recognized days and months of recognition of neurological disorders and painful conditions.

In envisioning NeuroCare Nonprofit’s success five years from now, our organization will have made a profound and transformative impact on the lives of individuals facing chronic pain and neurological disorders. The world will look different, and the changes in people’s lives and conditions will be palpable:

  • Improved Quality of Life: Individuals living with chronic pain and neurological disorders will experience a significantly improved quality of life. Through our comprehensive approach to care, which includes access to noninvasive, non- pharmacologic therapies like exercise, psychological support, and holistic interventions, people will have better tools to manage their conditions. As a result, they will enjoy increased mobility, reduced pain, and enhanced mental well-being.
  • Reduced Health Disparities: NeuroCare Nonprofit will have successfully addressed disparities in healthcare Our services will be readily available to all, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location. We will have created a more equitable healthcare system where vulnerable populations have the same access to quality care as others, reducing the disparities in the prevalence and management of neurological conditions.
  • Decreased Healthcare Costs: By promoting effective non-pharmacologic interventions and prevention strategies, we will have contributed to a significant reduction in the economic burden of neurological disorders on the healthcare The costs associated with treating chronic pain and neurological conditions will have decreased, allowing resources to be redirected towards other pressing healthcare needs.
  • Community Empowerment: NeuroCare Nonprofit’s initiatives will have empowered communities to take charge of their health. We will have educated individuals on self- management strategies, fostering a sense of self-efficacy and independence among those with chronic pain and neurological disorders. Our organization will have become a trusted resource for information, support, and guidance.
  • Research and Innovation: Our success will drive innovation in the field of chronic pain and neurological care. NeuroCare Nonprofit will have established collaborative partnerships with research institutions and healthcare providers, fostering advancements in the understanding and treatment of chronic pain and neurological disorders. New therapies and approaches will emerge as a result of our commitment to evidence-based
  • Stronger Support Networks: Families and caregivers will have access to resources and support networks that enable them to provide better care for their loved NeuroCare Nonprofit will have created a supportive community where caregivers can share experiences, learn from one another, and receive the guidance they need to assist those with neurological conditions.
  • Greater Public Awareness: Our organization’s efforts will have raised public awareness about the prevalence and impact of chronic pain and neurological disorders. The stigma surrounding these conditions will have diminished, leading to increased understanding and compassion in society.

In summary, NeuroCare Nonprofit’s vision for success in five years is one where we have fundamentally improved the lives of individuals with chronic pain and neurological disorders. Through equitable access to holistic care, reduced healthcare costs, community empowerment, research advancements, stronger support networks, and increased public awareness, we will have reshaped the landscape of neurological healthcare, making a lasting and positive difference in the world.