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How debilitating can back pain be when you are older?

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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Severe

Not all back problems are created equal but elderly patients have to also worry about osteoporosis, arthritis , generalize weakness and muscle deconditioning - all factors that adversely affect back pain and make it more dificult to treat and cure.
This is why gentle low impact exercise is always advocated for elderly patients with most back issues.

In brief: Severe

Not all back problems are created equal but elderly patients have to also worry about osteoporosis, arthritis , generalize weakness and muscle deconditioning - all factors that adversely affect back pain and make it more dificult to treat and cure.
This is why gentle low impact exercise is always advocated for elderly patients with most back issues.
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