The Balmorises are both in their early 80s and their main complains were pains throughout their bodies. Besides these pains, they also had pre-existing health problems. Mr. Balmoris is a non-insulin dependent diabetic that is under control. His greatest difficulty was pain in his knees which prevented him from kneeling in church.
Mrs. Balmoris, on the other hand, had elevated blood pressure and cholesterol. What her family wanted addressed most, however, were not only her pains in her hips, back and legs, but her mentation as well.
Due to their advanced age as well as their pre-existing health conditions,