Pain News Network has a highly select and growing audience. In 2017, we had over 2.3 million page views and reached nearly 1.5 million readers around the world, the vast majority of them pain sufferers. Nearly 90% of our readers are located in the United States. We also have a significant following in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia; as well as loyal readers in such diverse places as India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Israel and many other countries. Chronic pain is a worldwide problem that knows no borders.

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We know from surveys that over 80% of our readers are female -- which is not surprising since women are more likely than men to have chronic pain conditions and to feel the symptoms more severely. The average age of our readers is about 55, although we have many who are much younger or older.

It is not uncommon for our readers to suffer from multiple pain conditions. The most common ones are back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, migraine, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), lupus or some other autoimmune disease.

Nearly two-thirds of our readers currently take opioid medication for pain relief, although many are interested in alternative therapies (massage, acupuncture, medical marijuana, kratom, medical devices, etc.) that do not involve prescription drugs. Unfortunately, many of these alternative treatments are not covered by insurance or recognized by the medical community as viable options.