The older adults mostly have chronic pain as a major healthcare problem. According to a research, “50 percent of older adults who live on their own and 75-85 percent of the elderly in care facilities suffer from chronic pain” ("Seniors and Chronic Pain"). However, the under-treatment of chronic pain brings serious health outcomes like sadness, unease, decreased mobility, communal segregation; deprived sleep, and associated health hazards.
Chronic pain conditions are of various types i.e. osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal, diabetic neuropathy. The back, hip, knees/legs, and other joints are the most common sites where chronic pain occurs. This pain Continue reading...