It is amazing just how many of us have chronic pain - and how much it costs us all and the state.
A whopping 35.5% of the Irish adult population suffers from chronic pain (Source|: NUI Galway Centre for Pain Research)
Chronic lower back pain is the most common syndrome. As much as 12% of us are unable to work or have reduced work hours because of it. And 15% meet the criteria for clinical depression. So, it has significant mental health as well as physical implications.