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Pain pp 1191-1192 | Cite as

Causes of Pain Worldwide

  • John GardnerEmail author
  • Harsh Sachdeva
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Abstract

Chronic pain is a global health epidemic recognized by multiple international organizations, and it poses a significant healthcare and economic burden in developed nations, middle-income, and low-income nations. Low back pain is the leading cause of chronic pain worldwide, and the prevalence of chronic pain is higher in the elderly population.

Keywords

Chronic pain epidemiology Low back pain epidemiology Population with chronic pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pain Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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