Approximately 100 million Americans have experienced chronic pain at some point. Pain indicates the existence of a problem that may need your attention. Here are some facts you need to know:
1. Around 75% of adults aged 65 years and older experience persistent pain from chronic conditions.
2. Four in every five older adults live with multiple chronic conditions aside from arthritis (i.e., obesity, heart disease, diabetes). This combination can increase one’s pain and discomfort.
Many seniors feel that pain is natural as they get older. It’s actually not. Talk to their doctor if your loved ones feel pain.