Not surprisingly, pain favors those who are older, however, the margin is not as big as might be expected -- nine in 10 people 55-plus experience pain, but so do nearly eight in 10 people 18-34. Pain levels remain steady between the ages of 18 and 44, but once a person turns 45, their likelihood to report having pain increases about 10 percent. By age 55, the likelihood of not having pain is about one in 10.
How people deal with their pain
When it comes to treating pain, the majority, 64 percent, do more than one thing. While 70 percent of pain sufferers turn to medication, either over-the-counter or prescription, 40 percent also take matters into their own hands by way of hot/cold treatments or taking it easy. One in five in pain also use massage therapy and 17 percent seek medical attention.
Men and women deal with their pain very differently. While most do something to treat their pain, men are almost twice as likely as women to do nothing, 13 percent versus seven percent.
What people would to do to eliminate their pain
If given the opportunity to trade their pain for something unpleasant, more than half of Americans say bring it on. Based on options provided, 84 million Americans would rather pierce their tongue, have a root canal or give a speech in their underwear.
New technology and resources to manage pain
As a pain management leader, Wahl offers tools and resources to help those experiencing recurring muscle and joint pain get the relief they need. The company's line of pain management massagers now includes new temperature therapy products -- the Hot-Cold Massager and Hot-Cold Massaging Gel Pack -- that combine two common pain treatment methods for a more comprehensive approach to pain management. In addition, Wahl has introduced, wahlmassagers.com, which provides massage treatment guidance based on specific pain points or conditions.
To learn more about Wahl, Wahl's new pain management massager line, or the new infographic, The Truth Hurts, visit www.wahlmassagers.com.
Online survey was conducted within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Wahl Clipper Corporation from February 15-19, 2013 among 2,252 adults 18 and older. For methodology contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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