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Back 2 Health Chiropractic
(412) 206-6295
850 Boyce Rd, Suite 7,
Bridgeville, PA
Promotion
Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kohler today!
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Geno Pisciottano
(724) 350-8548
1001 Corporate Dr # 120
Canonsburg, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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

Pittsburgh Chiropractic & Wellness
(724) 260-8579
3055 Washington Rd
McMurray , PA
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Mention 'Felix' and receive your initial consultation and exam for $50!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Hope Chiropractic
(412) 428-7348
2000 Waverly Ave
Swissvale, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Newman Chiropractic – O’Hara Location
(412) 437-8154
50 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA
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Ask us about receiving $285 Worth of Chiropractic Services for only $45.00

(Special for First Visit Only)
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

South Hills Chiropractic Center
(412) 254-4976
2848 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Prough Chiropractic
(724) 260-8592
3402 Washington Rd # 201
Canonsburg, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

Filer Chiropractic Cemter
(412) 428-7036
5850 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 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, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Hartwood Chiropractic
(412) 573-8255
3390 Saxonburg Blvd
Glenshaw, PA
Promotion
Call Hartwood Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Hornickel Chiropractic Clinic
(724) 602-9104
132 E Maiden St
Washington, PA
Promotion
Call today and receive a free consultation and examination to determine if you qualify to become a patient.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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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