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How common is chronic pain?

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

Hillary, A survey done by USA Today/ABC News/Stanford University indicates that four in ten adults say they suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Doris K. Cope, director of the Pain Medicine Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, recently said, “Ancient people saw pain more accurately, pain not only as a physical condition but as an emotional and a spiritual condition. They would work with the entire patient.” Chronic pain costs an estimated $100 billion a year in medical costs, lost working days, and workers compensation.

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