Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults ages 25 to 84 reporting at least one pain site (joint, low back, neck, facial or jaw pain, and headache or migraine) increased by about 9.7%, from 49.1% of adults in 2002 to 53.8% in 2018. This equals an addition of approximately 10.5 million adults experiencing pain in 2018, compared to 2002. Overall, U.S. adults had 24% higher odds of reporting pain in 2018, compared with 2002. Between these dates, a large increase of pain prevalence was found in all pain sites over the 17-year period . . .
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