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When a team of researchers reviewed more than 1,000 visits by adults seeking emergency department (ED) treatment for pain, they learned that people aged 65 to 84 were less likely than younger adults (aged 18 to 64) to receive opioid pain medication for moderate to severe pain. Older adults also … more
Those Who Frequently Experience Significant Pain Develop Functional Problems Associated With Aging At Far Younger Ages Than Those Not In Significant Pain
The older they get, the more likely most adults are to have difficulty walking; climbing stairs; moving heavy loads; and managing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. These difficulties can make it hard for older people to live on their own without additional help.