Study shows pain causes older adults to develop more inflammation over time

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504140806.htm

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary study has suggested for the first time that inflammation may occur more quickly and at a higher magnitude — and stays around longer — when older adults experience pain versus when younger adults experience pain.

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