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Older Adults May be at a Greater Risk of Pain

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Dec 6, 2016

It's common for older adults to experience pain, especially due to the high number of age-related diseases out there. Butit may be surprising to learn that after a painful event, older adults seem to experience a more pronounced inflammatory response – which could, in turn, lead to more pain. Those were the findings from a recent study published in the journal Experimental Gerontology.[1] The results could help us better understand – and address – chronic pain in the aging population.

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Topics: Blog, Inflammation, Older Adults