Poverty Impacts Pain

“Pain was experienced by over-indebted individuals more frequently (71.3%) compared to the general population (59.6%)”. They found opioid use was less but this would not work where I am as poor have drugs mostly covered by government.

Prev Med Rep. 2019 Sep 6;16:100987. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100987
Over-indebtedness and its association with pain and pain medication use.
Jacqueline W et al.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6744525/pdf/main.pdf

  • German survey of 7987 cases
  • “Over-indebtedness significantly increased the odds of pain (aOR 1.30; 95%-CI 1.07–1.59)after adjusting for socioeconomic, demographic and health factors”

Factors considered include:

  • low socioeconomic status
  • depression

Comment – other factors I see include

  • unable to afford some treatments (eg. – botulinum for unofficial reasons like piriformis injections)
  • Unable to afford rehab/physio etc
  • Unable to get around without a car
  • life in an unsafe neighbourhood  – anxiety of living in poor areas. I have one lady raped more than once probably because she live in poverty.

Life really is not fair..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.