Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Bethany OK

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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

Floyd Lee Smith, MD
(404) 752-3875
3410 N Overholser Dr
Bethany, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Affiliated Anesthesiologists Inc

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Howard Ray Jarrell III, MD
(405) 841-1111
3000 United Founders Blvd Ste 221
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Back OK

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Dr.Micheal Schwartz
(405) 840-4433
4334 NW Expressway # 270
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Jack E Marshall Jr, MD
(405) 775-9355
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Oklahoma Spine Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Mercy Interventional Pain Mgmt

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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

Randall W Henthorn, MD
(405) 736-9331
520 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Ou Physicians

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Laurence H Altshuler, MD
(405) 942-1725
2520 NW Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Balanced Healing Medical Ctr

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Michael Jacob Schwartz, MD
(405) 840-4433
4334 NW Expressway St Ste 270
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Family Practice, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Plaza Medical Group Pc Sports Pain And Medicine; Plaza Medical Group Pc At Sports Medicine & Pain Mgmt

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Dr.Pushpa Joseph
(405) 728-7334
4205 Mcauley Blvd # 410
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 5, 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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