Chronic pain is conveniently defined as any pain that persists for at least three months despite sensible treatment. It ultimately affects almost half of all adults and is most likely to occur in older people. Chronic pain is known to have significant effects on health and well-being and is a major cause of lost workdays.
Very Well Health say the most common chronic pain conditions in the U.S. are:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Together, those six conditions affect more than 150 million Americans.
The UK NHS says that “Almost half the adult population is living with chronic pain,” the Daily Mail reports. A major new review suggests that around 28 million adults in the UK are affected by some type ofchronic pain(pain that lasts for more than three months).
The researchers used data from 19 studies that included almost…
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