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Specific Conditions Causing Persistent Pain in Older Adults

  • Charles E. Argoff
  • Ravneet Bhullar
  • Katherine Galluzzi
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Abstract

The observation that there may be more people over the age of 65 alive today than the total number who have ever reached that age is a stunning testament to our success at increasing longevity. However, with increasing numbers of elders comes the challenge of maintaining their quality of life. It is a fact of aging that chronic medical conditions will accrue, some of which may progress to chronic pain states. Persistent pain has become a chronic disease itself, like diabetes or hypertension.

Keywords

Chronic pain Elderly Diabetes mellitus Cancer Fibromyalgia Osteoarthritis Polymyalgia rheumatica Postherpetic neuralgia Poststroke pain Spinal stenosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Argoff
    • 1
  • Ravneet Bhullar
    • 2
  • Katherine Galluzzi
    • 3
  1. 1.Albany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Albany Medical Center, Department of AnesthesiologyAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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