As folks get older they start getting aches and pains they never had before, and for a lot of people, that pain just won’t go away.
A new survey finds:
- 48% of Americans are convinced they will never have a pain-free day in their life.
- In fact, the average American said they only get about 13 truly pain-free days each year.
- 37% of Americans say they’ve been diagnosed with chronic pain, meaning it lasts longer than six months.
- 18% haven’t received an official diagnosis, but suspect they suffer from chronic pain.
- And all these aches and pains are making people feel much older than they actually are.
- The average person says such aches and pains make them feel six years older than they are.
- The average person will actually say “I’m getting old” about six times a day.
- And when it comes to pain, Americans have seem to have a lot of conversations with themselves.
- For instance, the average American will:
- Say sitting down is exhausting seven times a day.
- Say standing is a chore seven times a day.
- Say their joints hurt seven times a day.
- Say “Oh, my back!” seven times a day
- Attribute joint pain to rain six times a day
- Attribute joint pain to cold weather six times a day
- Grunt when they sit down/stand up five times a day.