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.


FrenchTribune Specials

New Cloaking Device literally makes Objects Disappear

A team of scientists has developed a cloaking device capable of making objects disappear. It is not the first time when scientists have developed a cloaking device, but it is very different from the previous versions that worked by bending light around a still object to make it appear that is has disappeared. It is very similar to what people...

Most Popular

Many hikers missing after Japanese Mount Ontake’s sudden eruption

Japanese military and police personnel are scouring the...

Fireballs spotted in sky over American East Coast

Hundreds of people witnessed numerous fireballs in the...

Stephen Hawking finally Admits to being Atheist

Whether or not Stephen Hawking is an atheist was a...

Brain can Temporarily Disconnect Past Experiences

A new research has shown that brain has the ability to...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: