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The Pain of Being Black and in Pain

In The Journal of Pain, published last year, researchers from the University of Michigan revealed their findings that young adults who live in less affluent neighborhoods experience more chronic pain. They also found that young black chronic pain sufferers had trouble managing their pain no matter where they lived. Almost 4,000 adults less than 50 years old, were studied to examine the connection between race and neighborhood socioeconomic status between blacks and whites with chronic pain. Lower socioeconomic conditions were shown to result in more pain, more disability, and more depression and anxiety in general, but blacks experienced these conditions no matter where they lived.

Read the full article here: The Pain of Being Black and in Pain