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Chronic Pain is Not Part of Growing Old

Posted by Americare Senior Living on Feb 4, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Gray hair, wrinkled skin and occasional forgetfulness are all common for adults as they age and are nothing to worry about. Chronic pain, which most seniors think is normal, is actually not something to just brush off. Chronic pain is pain that lasts usually three months or longer.

Fifty percent of seniors who live at home say they suffer from chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Almost three-fifths of adults 65 years and older have pain that has lasted one year or longer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic pain can be debilitating, but there are ways to manage it.

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Topics: safety, seniors, chronic pain

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