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Causes & Treatment Options for Pain in Senior Citizens

Causes & Treatment Options for Pain in Senior Citizens

As one grows older, they hope to spend quality time with friends and family. For many senior citizens, however, this isn’t always the case. Chronic pain seems to be the norm as we age. The elderly are always in search for better pain treatment options.

According to the Center for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

31% of adults over 65 were considered to be in poor to fair health in 2015
Osteoarthritis effects oer 30 Million US adults
1,087,000 Kentuckians suffered from arthritis in 2015
562,000 Kentuckians reported activities are limited by arthritis in 2015
In 2015, over 400,000 hip and knee replacement procedures were performed in the US
Over 7 Billion dollars were spent in hospitalization costs alone for joint replacements

Causes for Poor Health and Chronic Pain

Osteoarthritis and deteriorating joints in the body and spine are culprits for pain and lack of activity with the elderly. When in pain, staying indoors, lying in bed and sitting all day can only contribute to the decline of one’s health. Increased activity and a healthy lifestyle is needed to maintain quality of life.
Where grandparents should be playing with grandkids, they are unable to because of pain. Where they are meant to go out for walks, hikes, visit family and generally enjoy the rest of their years, they are bedridden because of pain in their bodies.

Current Treatment Plans

Many of the current pain treatment plans involve taking regulated amounts of pain medications, bed rest, physical therapy and sometimes even surgery. However, many of these treatment plans only offer immediate pain relief with no long-term benefits. What if there was another, better option?

New Technology, New Pain Treatment Options

Medicine has advanced in leaps and bounds. Technology has opened a lot of doors for scientists that allow better pain treatment plans to exist. One of the latest pain treatment options is using stem cells to help decrease inflammation in the body and repair damaged joints. Injectable stem cells now allow damaged tissue to be repaired naturally. Unlike manufactured medication, stem cell treatment plans have lower chances of patients developing adverse reactions and benefits are seen within weeks.

Your golden years should not be riddled with pain. They should be filled with joyous moments, making memories with your loved ones. There are pain treatment options available today that allow you to live a normal and pain-free life without medications and surgeries.

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