KNOW THE FACTS
Why is Safer Pain Management Important?
PAIN AFFECTS MORE AMERICANS THAN
diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
FREQUENT BACK PAIN, INCLUDING LOWER BACK PAIN, AFFECTS
more than 26 million Americans between 20 and 64 years,
AND IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY IN THOSE UNDER 45 YEARS.
IN 2014, THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY
one and half times more drug overdose deaths due to pain medicines (i.e. opioids)
IN THE UNITED STATES THAN DEATHS FROM MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES.
BASED ON DATA FROM 2018, OPIOID OVERDOSE IS NOW
responsible for 128 daily deaths of Americans on average,
WHICH IS ROUGHLY 1 DEATH EVERY 11 MINUTES.
MORE THAN 11.5 MILLION AMERICANS, AGED 12 OR OLDER
reported misusing prescription opioids in 2016.
IN 2016, AN ESTIMATED 20.4% OR ROUGHLY ONE IN 5 U.S. ADULTS HAD CHRONIC PAIN, ACCORDING TO THE CDC.