Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Belleville NJ

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Essex County Chiropractic Center
(973) 798-8714
625 Joralemon St
Belleville, NJ
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Florio Health Center
(973) 866-5812
283 Franklin St
Bloomfield, NJ
Hours
Monday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Castle Chiropractic Ctr
(973) 692-6740
535 N 7th St
Newark, NJ
Hours
Monday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Family Chiropractic Center
(201) 540-2256
186 Paterson Ave
East Rutherford, NJ
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Turtle Back Chiropractic Center
(862) 252-8720
782 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
Promotion
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Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Signature Health and Wellness
(973) 387-1845
471 Cortlandt St
Belleville, NJ
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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

Nutley Chiropractic Group
(973) 933-6296
591 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ
Hours
Monday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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

Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center
(201) 677-8961
110 Passaic Avenue
Passaic, NJ
Promotion
Free Hydro Massage Therapy For New Patients! __Call for Details__ Excluding Medicare and Government Beneficiary
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
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, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Core Therapies Family Wellness
(973) 692-6453
760 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
Promotion
Schedule an appointment for yourself and receive a complimentary consult and exam for a family member or friend.
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Atlas Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center
(973) 594-6990
1040 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ
Promotion
$49 examination ($100 value. X-rays not included). Please mention this ad.

Doctor recommended sleep pillows available.
Nutraceutical supplier.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, 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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