American Pain Statistics Infographic

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“American with Pain Statistics Infographic”

  • An estimated 100 million people suffer from chronic pain (AAMP)

–       Headache

  • 16.1% of chronic pain sufferers suffer from headaches
  • Headaches can be triggered by environ-mental a factors (stress, noise, lighting, weather, and odors)
  • Headaches can also be triggered by diet (Nitrates, MSG, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate)

–       Back Pain

  • 28.1% of chronic pain sufferers suffer from back pain
  • Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45
  • More than 2 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain
  • Back pain is more common as you get older
  • Poor physical fitness and being over weight can also lead to back pain

–       Neck Pain

  • 28.1% of chronic pain sufferers suffer from neck pain
  • Neck pain is a common condition and is more frequently seen in women than men
  • Neck pain is usually caused by trauma, injury, stress, sleeping in un-natural position, and pro-longed computer use
  • Neck pain can often lead to headaches

–       Knee Pain

  • 19.5% of chronic pain sufferers suffer from Knee Pain
  • Common knee pain problems stem from the patella
  • People often complain of dull achy pain of the knee made worse by running, squatting, jumping, or walking up or down stairs
  • Often knee pain is related to repetitive movement or direct trauma

–        More Chronic Pain Facts

  •   The total annual cost of health care due to chronic pain is around $635 billion a year
  •   Workers lose an average of 4.6 hours per week of productive time due to a pain condition
  •   $61.2 billion a year lost from loss of productive time from common painful conditions
  •   Side effects of Chronic Pain include depression, trouble concentrating, and inability to sleep well

 

Sources: American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Created by Atlanta Medical Clinic | www.AtlantaMedicalClinic.com

 

 

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