Chronic Pain Afflicts A Significant Number Of Younger Adults
We generally accept that older adults experience more chronic pain than the younger adults. However, we often don’t realise that the numbers of younger adults are all that low either. A recent study by Gallup-Healthways proves this. It revealed that even young adults below the age of 30 are facing double-digit occurrences for Neck, Back, Knee or Leg conditions.
16% of Americans aged 18 to 23 have reported to be experiencing chronic back and neck pain while 13% of younger adults in the same age group have reported to be experiencing chronic knee and leg pain.
Generally defined as pain that persist for longer than 3 months, there is no hard and fast rule with regards to this time periods. A popular alternative definition for it is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing”. This definition involves no arbitrarily fixed durations,