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Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Says Pain Interferes With Daily Life


Added 08-21-19 02:06:07pm EST - “How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Says Pain Interferes With Daily Life”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

According to the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll exercise, including stretching and yoga, is popular among younger people as a way to relieve pain. Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

According to the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll exercise, including stretching and yoga, is popular among younger people as a way to relieve pain.

How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.

First, we wanted to know how often pain interferes with people's ability to work, go to school or engage in other activities. Overall, 18% of Americans say that's often a problem for them. Almost a quarter – 24% — say it's sometimes the case.

(Note: Because of rounding, total exceeds 100%) NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll hide caption

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