Many seniors age 60 and older suffer from a combination of back pain and depression. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry has partnered with the National Institute of Aging in a study they have named ADAPT in order to better understand how to treat both of these conditions together.
The study places seniors through two stages, one using experimental medicine and another using that medicine in tandem with problem solving therapy. For many seniors, adding an addition medicine to medications they are already taking can be problematic. Others just simply don’t want to suffer the possible side effects. These patients are often referred to alternative medicine for pain relief.
For seniors searching for natural relief from back pain, chiropractic can be the answer. Regular chiropractic care can help to stabilize your spine and muscles, helping to ease the pain in your back and possibly the link from back pain to depression.