Approximately 20.5% of adults in the U.S. (about 50.2 million individuals) experience chronic pain. Back, hip, knee and foot pain were the most common sources of pain reported. Chronic pain is defined as pain on most days, or every day. The most common management strategies sought for chronic pain are physical therapy and massage therapy. Individuals with chronic pain reported missing significantly more workdays (about 10.3 per year) compared to those without chronic pain (about 2.8 per year). Workdays missed due to chronic pain equal approximately $79.9 billion in lost wages, and the total . . .
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