Chronic Pain

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. 116 million people suffer from chronic pain. Low back pain was the most common (27%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%) and facial ache or pain (4%). An estimated 20% of American adults (42 million people) report that pain or physical discomfort disrupts their sleep a few nights a week or more. Many people take drugs for pain, but there are newer, more effective treatments for most people. Is chronic pain a problem for you or someone love? Take the quiz.