Conditions Most Commonly Seen in American Adults
By Erica Jacques – Medically reviewed by Jenny Sweigard, MD on April 13, 2020
Chronic pain is commonly defined as any pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. Whereas, acute pain is the normal sensation which alerts us to an injury or illness, chronic pain is one that persists, often for months or even longer.
Chronic pain is estimated to affect 20 percent of U.S, adults. It can be caused by a musculoskeletal injury (involving the bones, muscles or joints), nervous system dysfunction, chronic diseases, and autoimmune disorders.
Learn about some of the most common causes affecting American adults today below.
CHRONIC BACK PAIN
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