According to the American Academy of Pain…More than one-quarter of Americans (26%) age 20 years and over – or, an estimated 76.5 million Americans – report that they have had a problem with pain of any sort that persisted for more than 24 hours in duration. [NOTE: this number does not account for acute pain].
Incidence of Pain, as Compared to Major Conditions
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The chart below depicts the number of chronic pain sufferers compared to other major health conditions.
|Condition||Number of Sufferers||Source|
|Chronic Pain||100 million Americans||Institute of Medicine of The National Academies (2)|
|Diabetes||25.8 million Americans
(diagnosed and estimated undiagnosed)
|American Diabetes Association (3)|
|Coronary Heart Disease
(heart attack and chest pain)
|16.3 million Americans7.0 million Americans||American Heart Association (4)|
|Cancer||11.9 million Americans||American Cancer Society (5)|
Evidence-based research proves that there is a safe and drug-free method for easing or even elimination pain. It’s called…Orthopedic Medical Massage.