• 22% of U.S. Patients with Arthritis Have ‘High-Impact’ Chronic Pain — Here’s What That Means
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    22% of U.S. Patients with Arthritis Have ‘High-Impact’ Chronic Pain — Here’s What That Means

    New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that arthritis might be a leading cause of chronic pain in the U.S. Chronic pain can occur for many reasons: migraines, reproductive-related health issues (such as endometriosis or fibroids), advanced cancer, an injury, and so on. But if you had to place a bet on the root cause for the most chronic pain patients, arthritis would be a pretty good guess. That’s the key takeaway from a new study, presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting in Atlanta, which aimed to compare the prevalence of chronic pain among arthritis patients to…