Published by National Pain Report
National Pain Report conducted a large survey of people who suffer in chronic pain back in 2015. The results were devastating, although not surprising.
The survey told us that over 68% said chronic pain has “an enormous influence” on their economic situation. Nearly 79% were unemployed and 63% were unable to secure credit. Slightly over 34% had filed for bankruptcy.
Much has changed since the survey was first conducted, including new pain medicines and treatments, as well as an enormous movement to curb the use of opioids that has been driven by government and the drug addiction industry. The insurance landscape has also dramatically evolved as the ACA (“Obamacare”) has resulted in more people having health insurance, but also enormous increases in out-of-pocket costs. We have also seen changes in the overall economy in the U.S.