Many Americans suffer with one or more types of pain on a regular basis. In some cases, this pain is chronic and interferes with an individual/s quality of life.
In addition to suffering, this costs a loss of income to these individuals as well as a loss in work-oriented productivity. It is estimated that chronic pain costs $100 billion every year. In addition to the cost of health care, this includes a loss of income and productivity.
A recent survey showed that over half of the people participating didn’t feel they had any control over their pain. Approximately 60% of these individuals also reported that they had breakthrough pain at least once a day. Furthermore, this made a profound impact on their overall well-being and quality of life.
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