Although the majority of the population experience back problems, it is individuals above 60 years old that are most likely to have chronic back pain as a result of aging. Evidence has shown over the years that the severity of chronic back pain increases as a person gets older and the spine deteriorates.
According to a study in Scoliosis Spinal Disorders, 85% of seniors will develop musculoskeletal complaints and 70% of this will be about chronic back pain, especially in the lower back. This is, in fact, the most common health issue that seniors experience, which could lead to disability.
Experts in pain management, Broward County have outlined the following most common causes of chronic back pain that adults above 60 may experience.
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