Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Canfield OH

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Anthony DeRosa
(330) 758-0101
997 Boardman-Canfield Rd
Youngstown, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Duquesne University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-27

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Dr.Tracy Neuendorf
(330) 629-2888
1011 Boardman Canfield Road
Youngstown, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Eric Mark Chevlen, MD
(330) 480-2973
1044 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh

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Darlene Mager , DO
(330) 533-3900
545 North Broad Street #1
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Anesthesia/Pain Management/Medical Acupuncture

Muhammad Arif, M.D.
1011 Broadman-Canfield Road
Youngstown, OH
 
Dr.Thomas Ranieri
(814) 231-7000
950 Windham Court
Youngstown, OH
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Dina Hanna
(216) 844-3781
909 Sahara Trl # B
Youngstown, OH
Gender
F
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Andrew Johnson, DO
1934 Niles Cortland Rd
Warren, OH
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1998

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Mark A. Peckman, D.O.
6505 Market Street
Boardman, OH
 
Kate Paylo, D.O.
1011 Broadman-Canfield Road
Youngstown, OH
 
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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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