Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Aztec NM

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David Paul Goldstein, MD
(505) 326-6400
1407 Williams Dr
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: San Juan Reg Med Ctr, Farmington, Nm
Group Practice: Four Corners Anesthesia Pa; Four Corners Anesthesia At Ambulatory Surgery Ctr

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Jan Andeas Gotta, MD
(505) 326-6400
2715 Parque de Oeste Dr
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Univ, Med Fak, Frankfurt, Ger (407-23 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1993

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Plum Tree Hollistic Healthcare for Kids
(505) 695-7211
460 St. Michael's Dr St 602
Santa Fe, NM
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Rio Pecos Chiro Wellness
(575) 224-6434
2424 Bonita St
Carlsbad, NM
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr.Robert Culling
(505) 262-7000
5400 Gibson Boulevard Southeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Shariq Latif, MD
(505) 326-6400
1943 Hollyhock Cir
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.THADDEUS RAY
(505) 326-7246
904 East 20th Street
Farmington, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Alpha & Omega Chiropractor
(575) 551-7250
1123 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM
Promotion
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Dr.Joan Lewis
(505) 855-5545
8005 Pennsylvania Circle Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.JONAS SKARDIS
(505) 988-5551
460 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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