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
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One study found that 70% of persistent pain respondents expressed anger–62% toward health care providers, 39% toward significant others, and 30% toward insurance companies. The most frequent target of… [ 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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