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Survey Shows those with Chronic Back Pain not Seeking Help

A new survey conducted by Chronic Pain Ireland has found that up to a quarter of a million people in Ireland who have nerve-related back pain do not seek medical help as they believe their condition is not serious enough to warrant treatment.

Although this type of back pain affects forty eight per cent of those who suffer from chronic pain generally in Ireland (approximately 400, 000), it is often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed.

The survey also found that lower back pain was the most common type of back pain, affecting forty per cent of those surveyed.

Ms. Gina Plunkett from Chronic Pain Ireland said that people with debilitating back pain and chronic pain in general need the full support and understanding of family members, friends, work colleagues and employers.


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