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Impact of Pain on Day-to-Day Activities

Michaelson & Co. LLC D. Voices of Chronic Pain: A national study conducted for American Pain Foudnation. David Michaelson & Company, LLC for the American Pain Foundation; 2006. http://www.davidmichaelsoncompany.com/documents/voices%20of%20chronic%20pain%20report.pdf

Reference

Title
Voices of Chronic Pain: A national study conducted for American Pain Foudnation
Publisher
David Michaelson & Company, LLC for the American Pain Foundation
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Michaelson & Co. LLC D
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.  
  • The economic burden of treating persistent pain that develops from acute pain in a 30-year-old over a lifetime is as much as $1 million.  
  • Most people with persistent pain have multiple sites of pain.  
  • Shingles–a common cause of persistent pain–affects 1 in 3 Americans in their lifetime, with half of all cases occurring in people age 60 and older.  
  • 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.