Is Chronic Pain Becoming More Common?

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As the first baby boomers hit their 60s, many are finding life hurts a bit more than it once did. Whether playing tennis, lifting a basket of laundry, or just getting out of bed, pain — for some, Prescription drugs

  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like health care. Yet plenty of people in their late 50s and early 60s are in pain but aren’t getting relief. If you’re one of them, speak up. You deserve to have your pain managed, says Cowan.

    “There’s a saying that while pain is inevitable, suffering is not,” says Cowan. “We do not have to suffer.” No matter your age, you never need to settle for living with chronic pain.