Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Charleston WV

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Charleston Chiropractic Ctr
(304) 207-0917
1202 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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

Christopher Konkyo Kim, MD
(304) 347-6120
400 Court St Ste 302
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1993

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Rosemary L. Smith
(304) 344-0349
Charleston Psychiatric Grp, Inc
Charleston, WV
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Stress Management or Pain Management
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida Institute of Technology
Credentialed Since: 1993-07-02

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Donna Jean Slayton, MD
(304) 925-4086
3 Van Buren Ave
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: General Anesthesia Services Inc

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Kenneth Francis Mc Neil, MD
(304) 346-9400
113 Falls Run Rd
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Greenbrier Valley Med Ctr, Ronceverte, Wv; Herbert J Thomas Memorial Hosp, S Charleston, Wv; St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, Wv
Group Practice: Professional Anesthesia Services Incorporated

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Vibrant Life Chiropractic
(304) 397-0992
1313 Quarrier St Suite A
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Chiropractors, Holistic Chiropractic Care

Roberto C Valenzuela, MD
(304) 347-8888
PO Box 11207
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, Wv
Group Practice: Center For Pain Relief

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Jay Chandrasekaran, MD
(740) 446-5411
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Holzer Med Ctr, Gallipolis, Oh
Group Practice: Holzer Clinic Inc Health & Rehabilitation Center

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Arnold Timothy D Yosuico, MD
(304) 372-2731
222-A Angel Terrace Dr
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, Wv
Group Practice: General Anesthesia Services Inc

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Francis Maxim Saldanha, MD
(304) 925-3535
4407 Maccorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Charleston Pain Management

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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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