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 $335 billion). However, these… [ Get More Details ]
More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 experience frequent back pain.
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The annual cost of pain is greater (in 2010$) 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 80% of surgical patients report post-operative pain. Around 10% to 50% of those patients develop persistent pain, and for 2% to 10% of them the persistent pain… [ Get More Details ]