A Literature Review
In the past 20 years, articles related to pain in the elderly have greatly increased. Research topics focused on pain characteristics, chronic pain in the elderly, pain intervention and assessment, and types of pain such as arthritis, back pain, and surgical pain. However, "Little is known about the transition from acute to chronic pain and the mechanisms of pain in the elderly population remain not clear. Therefore, future studies concerning chronic pain evolution and the underlying pain mechanisms are warranted."
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