Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults with high impact chronic pain
Baseline: 7.5 percent of adults aged 18 years and over had high impact chronic pain in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 7.0 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Chronic pain is a serious health problem — and one of the key underlying causes of the opioid crisis. Physical therapy interventions and strategies to help people manage their pain, like physical activity interventions, can help treat chronic pain along with non-opioid medicines.
Topic: Chronic Pain
Workgroup: Chronic Pain Workgroup