How common is chronic pain?

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by talkhealth on Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:03 am

How common is chronic pain?

Can our clinic experts and charity partners estimate, how many people suffer chronic pain?
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by Dr Martin E Johnson on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:36 am

Re: How common is chronic pain?

According to new evidence collected and published on the BMJ Online this year, approximately 8 million adults report chronic pain that is moderate to severely disabling such as preventing a person from partaking in normal life activities such as work. From the same report, it is estimated that in total 43.5% of adults (just under 28 million people) currently live with a degree of chronic pain across the United Kingdom. The prevalence in older age groups is even higher, with up to 62% of those aged 75 and over reporting chronic pain symptoms.
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by a way with pain on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:47 pm

Re: How common is chronic pain?

We work as a Charity on the assumption that one in seven people are affected in the Uk, this statistic is much the same throughout Europe & the Americas.

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