Recession is a pain; hurts our backs, sleep and sex lives!


If you're like the majority of Americans, the recession has had an impact on your life over the last year. Maybe you started mowing your own lawn, fixing your own car or working a second job to make ends meet. These changes put more cash in our wallets, but according to a new survey from the American Pain Foundation, these actions and the the recession have taken a toll on our health.

In a survey taken in late July the Pain Foundation found that 68% of respondents blamed the recession for back pain or sprained muscles; 37% reported that the economy had a "big" impact on their pain. The increase in intensity or onset of acute back pain and muscle sprains doesn't just come from all the physical labor of saving money. It comes from the increased stress that many Americans have felt over the past year.

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