Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Buckley WA

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Life Chiropractic Center
(253) 248-0331
34507 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Wolf Chiropractic & Massage
(253) 234-1520
1010 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA
Promotion
$40 for 1 Hour Introductory Massage.
No obligation consultation with the Doctor.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Jaspreet S Brar, MD
(253) 770-1317
14309 137th Ave E
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.David Velling
(253) 874-8774
34509 9th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Raymond A. Parker
(253) 396-4110
P.O. Box 1028
Spanaway, WA
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
German
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Florida
Credentialed Since: 1976-05-20

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Redondo Family Chiropractic
(253) 237-2946
28815 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA
Promotion
Contact us today for a Complimentary consultation with complete posture evaluation if necessary.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Wall Family Chiropractic Center
(253) 254-7207
13412 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA
Promotion
Depending on what the doctor and patient decide upon regarding care, the initial visit can range between $100.00 and 250.00 call us today
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Jaisimha Iyengar, MD
PO Box 1247
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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David Anthony Velling, MD
(253) 874-8774
34509 9th Ave S Ste 203B
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital & Reha, Puyallup, Wa
Group Practice: Rainier Anesthesia Assoc

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Edgar Samuel Steinitz, MD
(209) 236-0100
2201 S 19th St Ste 104
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Panjabi, Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital & Health Ca, Tacoma, Wa
Group Practice: Electrodiagnosis & Rehab Assoc

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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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