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.