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How common is chronic pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain -- which adds up to more people than those suffering from diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. It’s your number-one health complaint: pain. Four out of five Americans will report back pain at some point in their lives, and pain accounts for more than 20% of all doctor’s visits in the United States.

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