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Pain in Older Adults (Geriatric)

  • David Vahedi
  • Vinoo Thomas
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Abstract

In the past century, there has been a significant increase in the elderly population. Much of the disability in this cohort is related to pathologies resulting in chronic pain. Polypharmacy and multiple co-morbidities in the elderly population contribute to the difficulties in addressing chronic pain issues in this population. In this chapter, we hope to address the challenges associated with treating chronic pain in the elderly population, as well as offer guidance on safe and effective treatment.

Keywords

Elderly Polypharmacy Geriatric Age-related changes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Vahedi
    • 1
  • Vinoo Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Fellow in Pain ManagementMount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology/Pain MedicineMount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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