Chronic Pain — 09 November 2013

By Pat Anson, Editor

A new survey of chronic pain patients found that life is a daily struggle for nearly all of them and many often feel they don’t get the support they need. Over two-thirds (69%) experience pain daily.

The national survey of 1,255 adults with chronic pain also found that half (50%) believe their family and friends doubt how bad their pain is. Most (55%) are reluctant to tell people they are taking prescription pain medicines and a majority (57%) says their healthcare professional is reluctant to prescribe some medications.

The poll, conducted on behalf of Teva Pharamaceuticals, also included 505 caregivers. The survey was conducted in part to help publicize an upcoming documentary on chronic pain on the Discovery Channel.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Pat Anson, Editor

Pat is Editor in Chief of American News Report. He is a veteran journalist and a former correspondent and producer for HealthWeek (PBS), Nightly Business Report (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting.

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