Pain Management


Pain can have different causes.

  • Pain related to muscles, bones, and organs results from an injury or disease. Often it stays in one area and treatment helps.
  • Pain caused by damaged nerves or the brain can feel different.  The location of this pain can be hard to identify. This type of pain often is hard to treat.
  • Pain that happens with no clear cause

Many older adults live with at least one common illness that causes pain. These common conditions include:

  • Joint diseases (arthritis)
  • Diabetes
  • Shingles
  • Teeth or gum issues
  • Stroke
  • Cancer 
  • Muscle and blood vessel diseases
  • Bone conditions


Last Updated December 2022

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