Chronic Pain and Neurodegenerative Processes in Elderly People

Giustino Varrassi, Mariella Fusco, Stefano Coaccioli, Antonella Paladini
  • Pain Practice, October 2014, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/papr.12254

Chronic pain in the elderly

What is it about?

Chronic pain is frequently based, especially in the elderly, on chronic neuroinflammation and consequent degenerative processes

Why is it important?

Because chronic pain affects millions of people, especially in geriatric age


Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

A better comprehension of neuroinflammation and its implications on the pathophysiological transformation of the nervous tissues is crucial, also to understand why the prevalence and incidence of chronic pain is so high in the elderly.

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