The annual direct and indirect costs of several pain-related conditions include:
$14 billion for migraines
Hu et al. 1999, Burden of Migraine in the U.S.
$189 billion for arthritis
Yelin et al. 2007, Medical… [ Get More Details ]
Surgery is a common cause of persistent pain, and adults ages 65 and older are 2.6 times more likely to have surgery than those ages 45-64.
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The estimated annual cost of persistent pain of $560 to $635 billion includes health care costs ($261 to $300 billion) and lost productivity ($299 to $335 billion). However, these… [ Get More Details ]