Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus06.pdf
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.
$189 billion for arthritis
Yelin et al. 2007, Medical… [ Get More Details ]
An Internet study of patients with persistent pain found that the typical patient with persistent pain taking opioids to control their pain has had their condition for more than a… [ Get More Details ]
The annual cost of pain is greater (in 2010$) than the annual cost of heart disease ($309 billion), cancer ($243 billion), and diabetes ($188 billion)–and nearly 30% higher than the… [ Get More Details ]
An estimated 40% to 50% of people with persistent pain also have mood disorders.
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