A study published by the American Pain Foundation reports that over 76 million Americans suffer from pain. The study found that pain actually affects about 1 1/2 times as many people as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer COMBINED. Adults age 45 to 64 are most likely to experience pain, with slightly more women than men experiencing pain. Most startling of all of the data is that 42% of people in pain report experiencing pain for more than one year.
20% of adults said that pain interrupted their sleep at least a few nights per week. The most common source of pain was low back pain, followed by severe headaches and migraines, and neck pain. Adults with low back pain were found to be more than 4 times more likely to experience serious psychological distress than those without low back pain.
The final part of the study describes the sad reality that so many people never get treated for their pain symptoms or wait until their symptoms are as bad as possible before seeing a doctor. This happens for lots of reasons, but none of them are good ones. If you’re experiencing pain, call your doctor. If pain is keeping you awake at night, call your doctor. If pain has made you feel depressed, call your doctor. If your pain won’t go away, call your doctor. Don’t let pain take control of your life – call your doctor.
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For more information on this pain study, go to http://www.painfoundation.org/newsroom/reporter-resources/pain-facts-figures.html.