Increasing age is shown to be associated with a relatively high incidence of back pain. According
to a newly released study, a 31.5 percent incidence of frequent back
pain was found in a sample of 1,299 people aged 65 and older.
According to results, back pain was reported less often by men and the
very old. The back pain was moderate in intensity and primarily
aggravated by carrying, lifting or pushing heavy objects. Those with
back pain were significantly more likely to report difficulty in heavy
household chores, carrying a shopping bag, cutting toenails, and using
public transportation. Fortunately, according to researchers back pain
in the elderly as well as many of the previously mentioned functional
limitations are potentially reversible with the appropriate care.
Chiropractic care has successfully helped millions with back pain
regain their freedom including even the eldest of people.
Source: Spine. 31(10):1149-1155, May 1, 2006.