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The Institute of Medicine says chronic pain in the U.S.…1

  • Affects about 100 million adults
  • Costs $560–$635 billion annually (health care, lost productivity)
  • A major cause of missed work

Chronic pain is…

  • Often defined as pain >12 weeks
  • Complex and unique to each person

Source

  • 1Institute of Medicine. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, 2011.

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