Signs Of Aging? Here Are The 3 Most Common Age-Related Pains

What are the most common age-related pains?

  1. Degenerative Disk Disease
  2. Osteoarthritis
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
As you age, there is a high chance that you will experience some age-related pain. It may affect your back and joints, and can also hinder your mobility. At first, the pain may be mild, but it can worsen to a debilitating condition if neglected. To know more about this topic, keep on reading!

Degenerative Disk Disease

Because of aging, the discs that protect your spinal bones begin to wear down. It is a natural occurrence that happens to older adults. People who are obese, smoke tobacco, or experience an injury are at higher risk. Aching at the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, buttocks, and upper thighs can be experienced. Staying healthy, exercising, and being active can delay this condition and protect your bones. People also opt for chiropractic treatments to increase mobility, reduce tension, strengthen muscles, and correct posture.


Do your hands, knees, hips, or spine hurt after moving? Does it feel stiff when you don’t move after long periods? Some people also notice tenderness and inflammation in these areas. This is often experienced by older adults 60 and above. Joint pain is one of the common symptoms of osteoarthritis. It is a condition where the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones starts to wear away. Symptoms may be mild at first, but they will continue to worsen over time, especially if you don’t get yourself checked. The risk of having this disorder increases with age because it happens due to natural wear and tear. Symptoms can be treated with therapy including massages, exercises, and lifestyle changes.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

People with carpal tunnel syndrome often experience weakness and tingling sensations in their hands. This happens because the meridian nerve in the palm side of your hand is compressed — causing numbness that can extend to your arm. This condition might affect people who do repetitive motions with their hands. The risk is also high in people with injury, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and menopause. Women who experience hormonal changes at this period in their life are prone to carpal tunnels. During post-menopause, the structure of the wrist increases which also makes it easy for the nerve to be compressed. Individuals aged 30 and above are frequently diagnosed, with more women experiencing the condition.

Key Takeaway

Age-related pain is usually caused by different conditions. Some of these are degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. To prevent these disorders, it is advisable to stay active and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Losing weight is also recommended when you are obese. If you’re currently experiencing similar symptoms mentioned above, you may book a consultation with a chiropractor. Their expertise lies in reducing tension and alleviating pain, and you can rely on them for safe and holistic treatment. If you’re interested, you may send a message here.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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