Pain management quiz answers

1. 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

False - In fact, it's much more – 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. That's a higher number than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

2. More than half of people experiencing pain think they have no control over it.

True - More than 51% of people feel they have little or no control over their pain, but the Gate Control Theory says we can help stop pain messages from reaching the brain.

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