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There is overwhelming evidence showing an association of chronic pain with significant economic, societal, and health outcomes. With increasing geriatric population and even more alarming, the young population getting affected with chronic pain. A study from across 42 countries identified that self-reported chronic pain amongst adolescent populations was common: 20.6% of young people experienced pain in at least two sites of headache, stomach, and backache.
Chronic pain affects up to 30% of those aged 18–39 yr. A survey conducted by Indian Society for the study of pain showed 43% of patient with chronic pain consulting pain physicians belong to young age group between 25-45 years of age. Further, along with enormous costs and disability associated with reduced functioning, overuse of opioids and related fatalities have been well described. Severe and chronic pain can impair mobility and function as well as reduce general quality of life, thereby posing barriers to human flourishing and productivity.