Study: 50 million people suffering from chronic pain

September 13, 2018 08:26 PM

There are surprising new numbers on chronic pain. A staggering number of adults in the United States are hurting physically.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 50 million people suffer from chronic pain.

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Twenty million people have pain so severe, it limits what they can do at work or in their daily lives. These issues are more common in women, older adults and those living in poverty.

Chronic pain is linked to anxiety, depression and a dependence on prescription painkillers.


WNYT Staff

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