Chronic pain is defined as ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury, or more than 3 to 6 months and which adversely affect the individual's well-being. 100 million suffer from chronic pain. Four common types of Pain include: lower bake pain (27%), Severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%), or facial pain (4%). Pain is the number one reason americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contribution to health care costs. Adults with low back pain are 3 times more likely to be in fair to poor health. Adults with low back pain pain are more than 4 times as likely to experience serious psychological distress as people without low back pain.


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