Is Back Pain a Normal Sign of Aging?

Back Pain And AgingWe’ve all seen the pictures of the hunched-over elderly person who has to walk with a cane. It’s one of the first things that come to mind when we think of older folks’ ailments… back problems. But is back pain a normal sign of aging? Does it really have to be this way? Must we suffer with back problems, medical conditions of the spine, and back pain, just because we’re headed toward our senior years? The answer is an unequivocal ‘Absolutely not!Back pain is not an inevitable, unavoidable part of getting older. In fact, many people throughout the country find that ‘aging gracefully’ includes aging without having to suffer with back pain. Here are some tips from joint specialists in South Orange about aging and back pain, and how to avoid it heading into middle age and beyond. Continue reading

Is Joint Pain a Normal Part of Aging?

Joint Pain And AgingA famous person once said, “Time wounds all heels.” A clever twist on the old saying, ‘time heals all wounds.’ But how true is it? Is it necessary, as we age, for us all to feel the burden of time on our heels, our bones, our joints? Though it is a certainty that aging can cause joint pain, it’s not a foregone conclusion. Does time tend to break down our bodily processes and functions? Does it tend to lead to deterioration and disease processes that can cause joint pain? Absolutely. Does it have to be that way? Absolutely not. There are steps we can take to prevent joint pain from occurring or worsening as we age. Following is more information from orthopedic surgeons in New Jersey about the causes and effects of joint pain, as well as preventive measures we should all take as we grow older. Continue reading

What is Anti-Aging Medicine?

Anti-Aging medicine

Anti-Aging

Traditional medicine looks only at the absence of disease as the definition of being healthy. Most of the time, doctors simply treat the symptoms of a disease or try to detect them early on so that they can be treated with traditional medications. Anti-aging medicine is more concerned about the whole person and achieving optimal health. It looks at and considers factors which are physical, but also factors in emotional and mental health aspects. Anti-aging medicine considers hormones, toxins, organ systems, as well as nutrition and stress factors in developing optimal health that will also be effective at preventing disease. Continue reading