Chronic pain in America

Robert Hughes

A quarter of working Americans suffer daily pain

More than a quarter of Americans suffer daily pain, but how often they have pain depends on the size of their paycheck. The cost in lost productivity is around $60 billion a year .  People in households making less than $30,000 a year spend 20% of their lives in moderate to severe pain, compared to less than 8% of people in households earning over $100,000. These findings from a landmark study on how Americans experience pain...

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Published 11 May, 2008 | Updated 02 April, 2013