Chronic Pain Information

a Registered Nurse and a Patient Advocate shared information about Chronic pain, defined as persistent pain that lasts at least three months — affects one in five U.S. adults.

In her article, 32 Chronic Pain Statistics to Help You Understand Your Health, she writes that it’s the number one cause of disability globally.

If you’re coping with chronic pain, you’re no stranger to the everyday challenges that come along with it. Chronic pain is typically caused by an underlying condition. The four most common sources of pain are:

  • Back pain: 80% of U.S. adults will experience back pain at some point in their life.

  • Neuropathic pain: Chronic neuropathic pain affects 3–17% of adults.

  • Headaches and migraines: More than 5 million people have daily chronic migraines.

  • Joint pain and arthritis: About 15 million adults report severe joint pain due to arthritis.

Pain management research and treatment has exploded in recent years, and no one should have to live in pain. Everyone’s pain has different causes and symptoms, so talk to your doctor about a treatment plan that’s right for you.

To read the entire article that covers the prevalence of chronic pain — it’s the number one cause of disability globally — and provides 6 science-based treatment and prevention tips with  a visual that provides more insight into the state of chronic pain and how to treat it,     click here.

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