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Managing chronic pain

Doctors can now better help seniors who are living in pain, to reduce their pain and improve their quality of life

Madam Tan, 75, was a noodle stallholder who used to enjoy meeting friends, singing karaoke and doing Chinese calligraphy at the community centre.

However, she had to stop these activities when her lower back pain became so bad that she could no longer walk more than 10m at a time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Managing chronic pain'. Print Edition | Subscribe