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South Main Chiropractic and Wellness
(336) 799-0944
813 S Main St
Lexington, NC
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No Charge Initial Consultation!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Michael Wesley Wofford, MD
Medical Center Blvd,
Winston Salem, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1968

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David Reese O'Brien Jr, MD
(317) 588-7130
170 Kimel Park Dr
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Specialists Of The Carolinas Pa

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Dr.James North
(336) 765-6181
145 Kimel Park Dr # 300
Winston Salem, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Forsythe
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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William James McCann
(336) 703-1883
Piedmont Plaza Two
Winston-Salem, NC
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Antioch University New England
Credentialed Since: 2002-07-24

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Suresh Jagannath Penkar, MD
(336) 766-9924
4206 Gardenspring Dr
Clemmons, NC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc; Medical Park Hospital, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Anesthesia & Pain

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Kevin E. Wilson
(336) 760-2105
145 Kimel Park Dr, Ste 370
Winston-Salem, NC
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: DePaul University
Credentialed Since: 1984-12-27

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Dr.David OBrien
(336) 768-1270
170 Kimel Park Drive
Winston Salem, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard Lee Rauck, MD
(336) 714-6400
145 Kimel Park Dr Ste 330
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Wake Forest University Baptist

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Tiffini Anne Sheldon-Morris
(336) 764-2094
552 Old Cypress Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida Institute of Technology
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-08

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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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