A 2003 report said that 15% of America’s productivity is lost to symptoms of pain like headaches and arthritis. According to painkillerawareness.org, chronic pain costs the U.S. about $60 billion a year in lost productivity.
A study discovered that people suffering from chronic pain, and who also live in households making less than $30,000 per year, spend 20% of their lives suffering from moderate to severe pain. These sufferers had the common denominator of jobs being the cause of their pain.
Most of these jobs require repetitive motion, hard physical labor, or risky elements such as machinery. This pain that they feel affects their lives eventually by taking them out of the workplace.
If you suffer from chronic pain, more than likely it causes you to work less. Therefore, your financial well being is now affected.
With so many people dealing with chronic pain from work, it is no wonder we have so many people using painkillers. These findings reveal that chronic pain is affecting just one more aspect of our lives.
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