Suffering From Body Pain? Don't Let it Become A Complete 'Pain in the Neck'

  • First-of-its-kind global study finds two-thirds (65%) of the world's adults experience body pain every week, with a quarter (23%) labelling it 'severe'
  • Many Canadians (74%) feel pain is just a part of life, with very few (12%) taking medication at the first sign of pain to find relief
  • Findings shed new light on how body pain reduces quality of life

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - From back pain, to shoulder pain to a 'pain in the neck', to knee pain, body pain is something we all experience but what's concerning is that for two-thirds [67%] of people, it dramatically reduces quality of life, both physically and emotionally and whilst the experience of pain is extremely personal and subjective it has vast ripple effects beyond the sufferer. That's according to a first-of-its-kind global study commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare on behalf of body pain expert, Voltaren®.

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The Global Pain Index (GPI), which spoke to 7,000 people aged 18+ across four continents and 14 countries, reveals that 88% of the world's adult population suffer from body pain such as back pain, a frozen shoulder or knee pain, with more than half [65%] experiencing it at least once a week. The study found that the ripple effect of body pain is widespread and people from all participating countries feel that pain affects social life [72%] and their love life [64%] on a daily basis. And those in employment feel that pain affects their work life too [78%].

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