Having pain is a common experience for older people. The extent to which pain disrupts daily routines may get worse with age. Pain is often poorly evaluated and managed in older people.
There is no reason to suffer silently with persistent pain as you get older. Healthcare professionals agree that it is everyone’s right to receive adequate pain management that improves quality of life and conserves the ability to carry out the activities of daily living. Good pain management can also keep you healthier by allowing you to stay active, eat well, and enjoy a normal social life.