Natural Options to Handle the Pain of Aging

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As someone gets older, they are more likely to be in pain. With the bone loss they experience and the weakness in their body, this alone can cause them pain. However, many elderly adults also experience back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions. If you are caring for an elderly adult, it is important to know that many prescription pain medications can lead them to have an addiction. The good news is there are many natural options to handle the pain of aging.

Elderly Care Wooster OH - Natural Options to Handle the Pain of Aging

Elderly Care Wooster OH – Natural Options to Handle the Pain of Aging

Ice and Heat

Did your elderly loved one have a strain or sprain? If so, then it might be beneficial for them to use ice on the place of injury. If they have a headache, the ice can help to relieve that pain, too. Maybe their chronic pain is just acting up. Their joints or muscles might be stiff, as well. If this is the case, they might want to apply some moist heat to the area. The moist heat can relieve the tension they are experiencing.

Glucosamine Along with Chondroitin

Research shows that the use of glucosamine along with chondroitin can work together to help relieve pain. However, before your loved one takes these, they should speak to their doctor to assure of the safety, along with their other medications.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice. It is also a natural antioxidant. This spice helps to fight off tissue and cell damage in the body. If your loved one has never tried turmeric for their pain before, it might be helpful to give it a try. Many people have found it to relieve their pain.

Willow Bark

Years and years ago people would chew on willow bark to help relieve inflammation in their body. Today, people can get this as a dried herb. They would brew it up into a tea. Salicin is found in willow bark. This is just like the main ingredient in aspirin. If your loved one is experiencing pain associated with inflammation, this might the solution they need.

These are some of the natural options to handle the pain of aging. You and your loved one’s elderly care providers can help them to use these options. Just keep in mind that sometimes the pain may be too much for your loved one to bear. If this is the case, they should see a doctor right away. The doctor can then make recommendations on what course of treatment would be best for your loved one.

Sources:  https://nccih.nih.gov/health/glucosaminechondroitin
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric/ataglance.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19140170

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.