More Than Half of US Adults Suffer from Pain

More than half of US adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs making up the most common sources, according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). As reported by Medical Xpress, NCHA researchers found that nearly 59 percent of American men and women are saddled with pain.

Using 2019 data from the National Health Interview Survey, the NCHS researchers found that 39 percent of adults had back pain, 37 percent had hip, knee or foot pain, and nearly one-third had hand, arm, or shoulder pain in the past three months. About one in 10 respondents suffered from toothaches.

The odds of experiencing pain were related to economics and age, according to the report. Those 65 and older, women, white adults, and those with incomes below the federal poverty level ($25,750 for family of four in 2019) were most likely to have back pain and lower limb pain, as well as hand, arm or shoulder pain. People aged 18 to 29, Asian adults, and those with an income 200% of the federal poverty level or above were the least likely to experience pain.

Read more here: medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-americans-plagued-leg-pain.html.

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Louisiana Governor Signs Two Bills Impacting Massage Therapy Schools

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In Celebration of Pride Month: Resources from ABMP

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This month, to honor the LGBTQIA+ community, we want to take a moment to celebrate the diversity of our members along with their clients, as well as provide educational resources from our magazine, CE library, and podcasts. 

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ABMP Recognized for Top Publications

The 42nd Annual EXCEL Awards were celebrated on June 22, 2022. SIIA’s EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication.

ABMP was recognized for some of our top publications and educational offerings:

Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

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