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Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research

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    • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.  
    • Around 43% of the US population lives with persistent pain.  
    • Musculoskeletal pain, especially joint and back pain, is the most common single type of persistent pain.  
    • The Percentage of Americans Age 20 and Older With Pain is On the Rise  
    • Extent of Pain-Related Disability Among Adults with Pain in the Last 3 Months, United States, 2009  
    • During the 4-year period between 2005 and 2008, 5.7% of the U.S. population reported using opioids for pain.  
    • An estimated 40% to 50% of people with persistent pain also have mood disorders.  
    • The annual cost to society of persistent pain is equal to around $2,000 for every person living in the U.S.  
    • Medicare bears one-fourth of all expenditures for pain-related treatment in the U.S.  
    • The cost of pain to Medicare was $65.3 billion in 2008–14% of all Medicare costs.  
    • Trends in Pain Prevalence, United States, 1999-2004  
    • Understanding the role of genetics in pain mechanisms is increasing and the potential now exists to conduct genome-wide screens in model organisms to look for pain-associated genes.  
    • Researchers have developed several sub-types of ion channels that allow inflammation and growth factors to trigger persistent pain.  
    • Researchers have discovered that some types of glial cells have a major impact on persistent neuropathic pain and that targeting these cells may result in a new class of disease…  
    • Advances in neuroimaging will continue to offer information on the brain’s functioning and how it correlates to the pain experience.