About 20% of United States adults experience chronic pain, according to a study published in PAIN. Investigators used data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to examine the prevalence of chronic pain and its impact among adults in the US. They found that 50.2 million adults (20.5%) reported pain on most days or every day based on a chronic pain module introduced into the 2019 edition of the NHIS. Back, hips, knees, or feet were the most common pain locations. Physical therapy and massage were the most commonly utilized management strategies. Limitations in daily functioning, including social activities and activities of daily living, were reported by respondents with chronic pain. Compared with those without chronic pain, respondents with chronic pain reported significantly more workdays missed (10.3 vs 2.8). “Given the overall scale and impact of pain on Americans, we see that a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach to treating pain is even more important than what we have been emphasizing over the past few decades,” a co-author said in a statement. “We need all of the tools in our armamentarium to treat patients suffering from chronic pain.”