In old adults, the lumbago is associated to depression In old adults, the lumbago is associated to depression

In old adults, the acute pain on low back limits functionalities and therefore has physical and psychological repercussions.

So informs the health news agency, Sinc, that a research made by several institutions, among them the Universidad Complutense de Madrid determined that old people suffering from sub-acute lumbar pain are more prone to develop depressive symptoms associated to having problems to sleep, loss of appetite, lack of hope, and irritability. “The correlation between chronic pain and adult individuals have been studied, but we ignored the relation in old aged people who have more prevalence of suffering from muscle-skeletal alterations” comment Ricardo Becerro and David Rodriguez, researchers from the UCM.

As alternatives to this situation we have physical therapies, psychological interventions and therapeutic exercises, which are useful for reducing depression in old aged people with acute lumbago.

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