According to a new study, adults 50 and older cope better with chronic pain than younger adults. The research which examined 5,823 adults over eight years, found that older adults were better able to cope with pain and had less trouble falling asleep than younger adults.
The study showed a combination of generational characteristics and attitudes, life experiences and age-related health expectations are the reasons why older adults handle pain better than their younger counterparts.
Older people may feel that pain is just something you deal with because they feel that pain is just a normal part of getting older.
Younger people might endure more negative effects because they have a job and family stress in addition to their pain. They could also have different expectations about pain treatment and experiencing pain at a young age.