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.
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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 $335 billion). However, these… [ Get More Details ]
The annual cost of pain is greater (in 2010$) 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 ]