No matter the cause, treatment for chronic pain usually focuses not on curing it but on managing it — reducing the pain and increasing peoples’ ability to move and function so their day-to-day life can improve. Treatment options include prescription pain medications, acupuncture, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, massage therapy, psychotherapy and behavior modification. Over-dependence on addictive pain relievers such as opioids, however, has contributed to an opioid crisis in the country. Having chronic pain can also lead to other health issues, including anxiety and depression. All told, according to estimates cited by the CDC, the bill in the United States for chronic pain totals at least $560 billion a year in medical expenses, lost productivity and disability programs. Data for the CDC report came from a 2016 national health survey, done by the National Center for Health Statistics.