Chronic Pain Rules Health Survey for England

Chronic Pain Rules Health Survey for England

A recent report shows over 14 million sufferers of chronic pain in England. The Health Survey for England is an annual survey, which is being done by NatCen Social Research and the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.

"This authoritative Health Survey for England establishes beyond doubt the high prevalence of pain in the population of England, and its major impact on people's lives including work, and on wider society", said Professor Richard Langford, President of The British Pain Society.

The survey showed that in comparison to 31% men, 30% women faced chronic pain, and even in terms of financial status, 42% belongs to lowest income households and another 27% to the upper category. It also revealed that victims are five times more likely to visit their GP, thereby making the GP appointments a year to 5 million. Apparently, back pain was reported to cost some 12.3 billion per year.

It has also been found that the pain, which lasted for some three months, was experienced by people of almost all ages above 16. There is dire need to understand that pain not just affects one physically, but it has damaging effect on mental strength too.

It is hoped that rising issue of chronic pain is being dealt within safe time else it could have serious results.


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