Chronic pain affects about 50 million US adults — and “high-impact” chronic pain, which interferes with life or work activities, affects around 20 million, new federal data indicate.
“Pain is a component of many chronic conditions, and chronic pain is emerging as a health concern on its own, with negative consequences to individual persons, their families, and society as a whole,” note the authors, led by James Dahlhamer, PhD, from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See the link for the rest of the study.
James Dahlhamer, PhD
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention