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Pain Intensity, Disability, and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Does Age Matter?

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Summary of "Pain Intensity, Disability, and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Does Age Matter?"

Nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a frequent medical condition among middle-aged and older adults. Its detrimental consequences for functional ability and quality of life are well known. However, less is known about associations of chronological age with disability and well-being among CLBP patients. Coping with pain may be harder with advancing age due to additional age-associated losses of physical, sensory, and other resources, resulting in higher disability and lower quality of life. Alternatively, older patients may feel less impaired and report higher quality of life than younger patients because the experience of chronic pain may be better anticipated and more "normative" in old age.

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Name: Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)
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