Chronic pain is more common than diabetes or depression. Better treatments are emerging.
People are developing new cases of chronic pain at higher rates than new diagnoses of diabetes, depression or high blood pressure, according to a study published Tuesday.
The research, which appears in the journal JAMA Network Open, relied on data from an annual survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health, which asked adults how often they experienced pain in the prior three months. Chronic pain was defined as pain on most days or every day during that window. … [read more]