Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Avondale AZ

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Gardner Chiropractic
(623) 223-8540
6544 W Thomas Rd # 37
Phoenix, AZ
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Contact Gardner Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Arrowhead Lakes Chiropractic
(623) 432-8570
20329 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Dr.Otto Uhrik
(623) 214-8800
10228 W Coggins Dr # 1
Sun City, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Steven Paul Laitin, MD
6605 N 19th Ave Ste A
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles Whitney Lovell, MD
(623) 931-3000
7725 N 43rd Ave Ste 510
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1973

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Helvig Health Clinic
(623) 432-8280
103rd Ave. and Grand Ave,
Sun City, AZ
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Cash patients only $39 all visits, includes therapy...
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Mindy Beth Lipson
(623) 428-1523
501 E. Plaza Circle
Litchfield Park, AZ
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: The Wright Institute
Credentialed Since: 2010-03-31

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Shailesh Patel, MD
13460 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1994

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Joanne Marie Babich
(602) 234-1891
1702 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Arizona State University
Credentialed Since: 2001-06-07

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Arthur H Schurgin, DO
(480) 368-0368
4225 W Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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