Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician, discusses pain management for older adults.

This interview originally aired Jan. 11, 2020.

As we age, we expect a few aches and pains. But chronic pain in later life is a common condition, particularly among adults over the age of 65. Chronic pain can affect every aspect of life, making daily tasks difficult and often affecting the ability to get good sleep. In addition to physical discomfort, pain can affect mental and emotional health — increasing stress and frustration, sapping motivation and activity levels, and contributing to fatigue. Pain management strategies are important to help older adults maintain quality of life.

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