Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Columbia SC

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Lake Murray Pain & Rehab
(803) 386-1956
800 Columbiana Dr
Irmo, SC
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Michael F Carter, MD
(803) 254-2394
1410 Blanding St Ste 1
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Baptist Med Ctr -Col, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Critical Health Systems Inc

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Elbert G Thornton, MD
(803) 434-6151
PO Box 1928
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Anesthesiology Consultants

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Franklin J. Klohn
(803) 790-9999
Klohn Psychol Svc
Columbia, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1985-11-15

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Rudolph H De Jong, MD
(803) 434-6151
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Anesthesiology Consultants

Data Provided By:
Vincent John Degenhart, MD
(803) 254-7645
1410 Blanding St Ste 1
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc; Palmetto Baptist Med Ctr -Col, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Critical Health Systems Inc

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Dr.Ezra Riber
(803) 779-3263
2601 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Baptist
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Ronald Allen Mc Iver, DO
(843) 661-6883
PO Box 1799
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.E OGBURUOGBONNAY MD
(803) 788-0038
4801 Main Street
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Eleanya Ogburu Ogbonnaya, MD
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cetec, Sch Of Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep (Closed 1984)
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc

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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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