Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Bartlesville OK

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Michael H Pearman, MD
(918) 331-1555
2709 Legacy Ct
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok
Group Practice: Anesthesiologists-Bartlesville

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Mario Ross Morenas, MD
(918) 331-1555
21491 N 4028 Dr
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Campa III, , M.d.
501 SE 5th #B
Bartlesville, OK
 
Keefe Clinic
(918) 200-9916
5016 S 79th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Promotion
Mention this website and get a complimentary exam. Does not include other diagnostic tests, if indicated.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Spinal Wellness Clinic
(405) 562-6759
285 S Santa Fe Ave
Edmond, OK
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Kyle Leslie Stewart, MD
(918) 335-1616
3400 E Frank Phillips Blvd Ste 402
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok

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Kyle Stewart, M.D.
3400 E. Frank Phillips #402
Bartlesville, OK
 
Active Chiropractic Health & Wellness Co.
(405) 759-0938
3201 W. Tecumseh Rd. Suite 120
Norman, OK
Promotion
Mention this ad and get a FREE 15 min. Hydromassage treatment on your initial consult.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 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, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr Karen's Wellness Ctr
(405) 726-0579
134 E 15th St
Edmond, OK
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
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, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr.Terrell Phillips
(405) 775-9350
1145 W I 240 Service Rd # I100
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, 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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