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Voices of Chronic Pain: A national study conducted for American Pain Foudnation

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    • 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…  
    • An Internet study of patients with persistent pain found that on average, patients with persistent pain taking opioids for their pain experience more than 8 different types of pain on…  
    • 71% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids for their pain have seen a health care professional in the past month. 1 in 4 have seen a health care…  
    • In an Internet survey of patients with persistent pain, 97% currently using opioids for their pain reported either a physical or social hardship as a direct result of their pain.…  
    • Occurrences As a Result of Pain  
    • Impact of Pain on Day-to-Day Activities  
    • An Internet survey found that the typical patients with persistent pain takes pain medication as many as 4 times a day–including a prescription 2.6 times a day. 43% of…  
    • An Internet survey found than 31% of patients with persistent pain supplement their prescription medications with over-the-counter medications.  
    • In an Internet survey of patients with persistent pain who were currently using opioids to treat their pain, only 6% report having a “great deal of control” over their pain.…  
    • An Internet survey found that 94% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids report at least one major impact on their lives from pain–3 in 4 (77%) report feeling depressed,…