The leading cause of pain and disability among older adults is musculoskeletal pain conditions, the most prevalent being knee osteoarthritis (OA). Knee OA has historically been viewed as a regional pain condition driven by peripheral input due to arthritis changes in the knee joint. Roger Fillingim, PhD, Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Director of the University of Florida Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence in Gainesville, comments.>
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