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Pain pp 1113-1116 | Cite as

Pain in Older Adults

  • Rahul RastogiEmail author
  • Amy Pearson
  • Justin Wikle
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Abstract

Altered age-related physiologic function present concomitantly with ageing degenerative chronic diseases, multiple comorbidities, in/sensitivity with medications and polypharmacy is the a very common scenario in Older adults. Altered metabolism makes management even more difficult for practitioners. Chronic pain incidence and prevalence is significant and associated comorbidities & disabilities makes its diagnosis and management challenging. Thus, understanding of age-related human physiology and its impacts, knowledge about pain management guidelines and limitations is critical for a pain practitioners. Practitioners should use widely available tools upon selection of medications to decrease risk of harm to older adults while managing pain.

Keywords

Older adults Chronic pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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