Did you know that chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care in North America? When the CDC analyzed 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, the findings were staggering: an estimated 20.4% (50.0 million) of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults (19.6 million) had high-impact chronic pain. Source.
It is understandable that the overwhelming majority of those living with chronic pain prefer to remain in the workforce for both economic reasons and personal ones. The physical and mental challenges and social interactions of work may even help to decrease the perception of pain and promote a greater sense of well-being.
If you live with chronic pain, the following tips can help you balance the demands of your job while managing your condition:
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