Multisite pain is common among older adults with persistent back pain

Takeaway

  • Multisite pain is common among older adults with persistent back pain and number of pain sites is associated with back-related disability, pain intensity, health-related quality of life (QoL), and falls.

Why this matters

    Multisite pain is common among older adults, and is associated with worse function, pain severity, anxiety and depression, reduced ability to perform daily activities, decreased QoL, and increased risk of falls.