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You're Not "Just Getting Old."

It always amazes me when my patients come in hurting and have assumed for days, weeks,

months, or years that their pain was just part of “getting old.” They assume that it won’t get

better, and it is something they must live with. This is a myth. Pain isn’t what happens when we

get old, pain is a warning sign. It is your body’s way of communicating to you that something

isn’t right. As PTs it is our job to figure out what that is and help you get back to life with less

discomfort and more fun!

1 in 5 Americans (20.5%) report having pain either most days or every day [1]

This is crazy! That means that someone in your circle of friends or family is likely in pain every

day and it’s very possible they don’t have to be. Musculoskeletal conditions like back, neck and

shoulder pain are some of the largest contributors to opioid use, depression, poor sleep, lost