Silver Book Fact

At least 1 in 3 Americans will experience severe persistent pain during their lifetime.

Johannes C, Le T, Zhou X, Dworkin R. The Prevalence of Chronic Pain in United States Adults: Results of an Internet-based survey. Journal of Pain. 2010; 11(11): 1230-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20797916

Reference

Title
The Prevalence of Chronic Pain in United States Adults: Results of an Internet-based survey
Publication
Journal of Pain
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Johannes C, Le T, Zhou X, Dworkin R
Volume & Issue
Volume 11, Issue 11
Pages
1230-9
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Persistent back problems reduce financial capacity by reducing wealth accumulation. Over 99% of individuals who are employed full-time have accumulated some wealth at 65 years, whereas only 74% of…  
  • Pain is a leading cause of medically-related work absenteeism–results in more than 50 million lost workdays each year.  
  • Adults with low back pain are more than four times as likely to experience serious psychological distress, compared to those without back pain.  
  • Cost of Persistent Pain and Other Major Chronic Conditions in the U.S.  
  • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.