What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists most days or every day for at least six months.

Why do we need awareness about chronic pain?

  • Chronic pain affects an estimated 50 million Americans.
  • Of that total, 20 million individuals live with high-impact chronic pain, or pain that significantly restricts daily activities.
  • Pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments, disability payments, and lost productivity.
  • Pain is the leading cause of long-term disability.
  • Pain is the number one reason Americans go to the doctor.