What is it about?

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

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Why is it important?

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


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.

Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

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This page is a summary of: Chronic Pain and Neurodegenerative Processes in Elderly People, Pain Practice, October 2014, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/papr.12254.
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