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When some people get old, do they lose the capacity to feel pain?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
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In brief: Yes

In some individuals aging is associated with a relative slowing of their nerve conduction velocity and amplitude so that painful stimuli are less intense and slower to develop giving the appearance of an increased pain tolerance.

In brief: Yes

In some individuals aging is associated with a relative slowing of their nerve conduction velocity and amplitude so that painful stimuli are less intense and slower to develop giving the appearance of an increased pain tolerance.
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