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Pain management


Many older adults suffer from chronic pain. Pain that lasts more than three months or past the normal time for healing, is common and affects about 20% of Canadian adults. Seniors are more vulnerable because they are more likely to have conditions that contribute to chronic pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and low back pain. Pain management is a hot topic and one that is covered quite extensively on the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. There is emerging research that examines many aspects of pain relief from non-drug approaches and alternative treatments, to prescription drugs and their side effects. Read our popular Blog Posts on this topic below.

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