Degenerative Nerve Pain
Degenerative nerve diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal muscular atrophy. Depending on the type, degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. Most have no cure, but treatments can help improve the symptoms, increase mobility, and relieve pain.
It is more common in women to develop fibromyalgia than in men. Other conditions that are associated with fibromyalgia are tension headaches, TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
Many elderly patients experience chronic pain, just as more women reportedly have chronic pain than men. It is not uncommon for patients to have two or more chronic pain conditions. While chronic pain is not always curable, there are treatments available to help: drug treatments, physical therapy, natural remedies, and sometimes surgery.