Usenet 2015-12-08 15:46:47
Study: Most Americans Report Being In Pain
Doctors Recommend More Research Into Pain Treatment
The WMUR Channel
October 8, 2003
It’s being called an epidemic that is cutting deep into
the quality of life for adults across America — millions
of people dealing with recurrent or chronic pain every
Many Americans Report Constant Pain
A poll done by a nonprofit medical and health advocacy
organization shows that 57 percent of Americans reported
having pain the past year, and 40 percent reported that
they are in pain all the time.
“It’s daily, drop-to-your-knees intense pain,” chronic-
pain sufferer Beth Bunce said. “You cannot function.”
The Research American study showed that people ages 18 to
34 were only slightly less likely than older Americans to
“This survey should serve as a wakeup call to all
Americans — including elected officials — that chronic
pain is a problem of epidemic proportions in this
country,” Research American President Mary Woolley said.
“The results clearly indicate the taxpayers want more
money spent on research.”
The survey also showed that many believe Americans view
pain as a personal weakness instead of a misfortune or
disease that can be treated.
“There is a widespread misunderstanding about the
prevalence and the debilitating effects of pain in
America today,” Dr. Eliot Cole said. “And it is sad that
in a country that is so technologically advanced that we
do heart transplants, we still don’t have good strategies
for the management of pain.”
The survey shows more than half, 57 percent, would be
willing to pay $1 a week to increase funding for research
that would help put an end to pain for millions of
“Your quality of life is totally dependent upon your
functionality, and you do not realize that until you
cannot function and you have no quality of life,” Cole
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Mxsmanic 2015-12-08 15:46:51
Dr. Jai Maharaj writes:
Nonsense. Who is keeping society running if half the population “cannot
I’ll grant that Americans are quick to find excuses to ask for
prescription narcotics, but that’s not the same thing.
No, they clearly indicate that people will get their recreational drugs
by prescription if it’s too risky to buy it on the street.
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B-ob1 2015-12-08 15:46:54
Dr. JAI..I did NOT see any particular AGE GROUP mentioned…are the
“STAT”s” an overall
summation of ALL age groups combined or are they specific to OLDER people
for the most part??
There are so many “SOURCES” of pain and each one is usually associated with
particular age groups.
PAIN is indeed a LARGE category! B-0b1
Snoopy 2015-12-08 15:46:57
”Dr.” Jay is not a doctor, unless you consider a piece of mail-order
paper proclaiming a “doctorate” in asstrollogy equivalent to a medical
degree. Secondly, Jay’s only intention in posting articles such as this
is to malign western society in general, and it’s Judeo-Christian
foundation in particular. Jay wouldn’t know a sarcoma from a pimple if
his worthless life depended on it.
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