Pain is costly

According to the Institute of Medicine in 2011 at least 100 million Americans endured chronic pain conditions this figure does not include the number of people suffering from acute pain, nor does it include pain suffered by children. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined costing each American $2000 per year, for an annual national expenditure of $560 billion.
 

 

Source:American Society of Radiological Technologists/ Elizabeth J Church, JD

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4 thoughts on “Pain is costly

  1. That is crazy! If you think about it with all the stuff nowadays we even un-knowingly put our bodies through (whether it be food, or exposure to chemicals) this makes a lot of sense. I hope this will get covered for people soon

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