Treating pain in the elderly is complicated further by the fact that 75 of people age 65 and older have 2 or more chronic conditions such as heart disease diabetes chronic lung disease hypnosis for pain management in the older adult pain manag nurs 200563105 111. Care guide for pain management in older adults includes possible causes signs and symptoms standard treatment options and means of care and support what do i need to know about pain in older adults nsaids can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems in certain people if you take blood thinner medicine . Treating pain in the elderly although there are a number of pain relievers that are safe for older people doctors must take special precautions when prescribing pain medication older patients . Management of chronic pain in older adults m abdulla a adams n bone m elliott am gaffin j jones d et al guidance on the management of pain in older people age ageing nicholas mk asghari a wood bm main cj the effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults cautious optimism and an . With persistent pain in older people often occurs without the appropriate assessment and treatment the impact of persistent pain on older people and on the health and social care system is significant and of great concern pain in older people is an increasingly important health issue and one that requires urgent attention
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