Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Arlington Heights IL

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Castle Chiropractic Ltd
(224) 567-4222
1885 Hicks Road
Rolling Meadows, IL
Promotion
Complimentary Consultation and $49 for 1 hour massage...first time clients only
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Arlington North Chiropractic Center
(847) 681-3815
149 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Promotion
New Patient Welcome Offer:

Free Pain Relief Consultation
Includes:
1. 7 Steps Functional/Pain Assessment

2. Health Evaluation

3. X-Rays (if necessary)

(up to $127.00 Va
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Total Athleticare
(847) 725-0437
999 Plaza Dr.
Schaumburg, IL
Promotion
Come in today!

Receieve a free 10 minute massage and a free chiropractic consultation!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Smith Chiropractic
(224) 567-5873
880 Lee St
Des Plaines, IL
Promotion
$20 gets you a free Week of Care, plus a free exam and consultation with mention of this Ad.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Advance Neck and Back Pain Clinic
(847) 582-0810
935 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
Promotion
$79.00 for Initial Examination, X-rays and first adjustment. Valued at $277.00

Call for details!
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Absolute Health Clinic
(847) 503-0937
1655 N Arlington Heights Rd. Suite 101W
Arlington Heights, IL
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Advanced Wellness Institute
(847) 305-5053
45 S Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

New Chiropractic PC
(847) 728-8303
165 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Promotion
We are now offering a free initial consultation!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Blum Chiropractic & Acupuncture
(630) 923-6671
10 N Roselle Rd
Roselle, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Vernon Hills Physical Medicine
(847) 579-9949
355 E Route 83
Mundelein, IL
Promotion
Comprehensive exam and up to 2 x-rays for 40.00 dollars for new patients only.
Hours
Monday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

What to Do About Chronic Pain in Older Adults

When you're younger, it may be easier to shrug off pain or work through it. The old expression, No pain, no gain is the mantra of many athletes. But as we get older, pain has a way of getting us down faster and keeping us there longer. We don't bounce back like we used to. This is especially true when pain is present.

Older adults often find that managing the chores and activities of daily life are a challenge enough without pain being added to the mix. Suddenly, making a cup of tea can become impossible -- much less preparing a nutritious meal. Sleep is disrupted, thinking becomes cloudy, and the affected adult is no longer getting out with other people. Persistent pain in this age group can create a steady decline in physical and cognitive function.

What can be done about it? Medications are one possibility but knowing what to take and when to take it can be another difficult hurdle to jump. In this special edition, the American Geriatrics Society's Guidelines for Pharmacologic Therapy are reviewed. The specific focus is on medications for chronic pain in older adults. Chronic (or persistent) pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months. Older adult refers to men and women 65 years old and older.

The next logical question is, What medications are available and who should take them? Pain medications including acetaminophen (Tylenol), nonsteroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs), opioids (narcotics), adjuvant (additional other) analgesics, topical analgesics (rub on creams and gels), and other drugs are discussed. Here's a brief summary of each class of drugs.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol): Safe and effective, the first choice of drug for pain relief. Patients should not take more than a total of 4 grams each day. Anyone with liver disease or who abuses alcohol cannot take this drug.
  • Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs): More effective than acetaminophen for chronic inflammatory pain but with possible gastrointestinal problems. Should not be used by anyone with an active stomach ulcer, kidney disease, or heart failure. Patients on NSAIDs must be monitored carefully for any signs of adverse effects.
  • Opioids (narcotics such as Lortab, OxyContin, Percocet or Percodan, Morphine): Anyone who has not responded to acetaminophen or NSAIDs and who has moderate to severe pain that affects daily function should be considered for opioid pain relievers. Newer and better drugs of this type are available that are safe and effective. Opioids should only be prescribed and monitored by knowledgeable physicians with experience using these drugs.
  • Adjuvant analgesics: refers to drugs developed for some other purpose than pain relief but useful for persistent pain. Includes some anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, and antidepressants. Used most often for people with fibromyalgia, nerve pain, chronic and severe back or bone pain, and headaches. Often prescribed along with other pain relievers.
  • Topical analgesics including lidocai...
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