Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Davison MI

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Dr. Cindy Burke DC
(248) 581-8940
72 S Washington St # 202
Oxford, MI
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

R C Ravikumar, MD
1 Hurley Plz
Flint, MI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Rama D K Rao, MD
(810) 732-8120
1100 S Linden Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

Data Provided By:
James Clifford Culver, MD
(810) 720-8900
PO Box 320098
Flint, MI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

Data Provided By:
James V Bandy, DO
(810) 606-6499
7717 Somerhill Ln
Clarkston, MI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
Mark E. Vogel
(810) 715-4616
1460 N Center Road
Burton, MI
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1990-10-09

Data Provided By:
Renee Antoinette Baugh, MD
(313) 966-6940
635 Charing Cross Dr
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Lapeer Regional Hospital, Lapeer, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Mich Medical Anesthesiology Pc

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Heather A. Kirkpatrick
(810) 762-4727
4255 Beecher Road
Flint, MI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Credentialed Since: 2001-04-16

Data Provided By:
Dr.Rama Rao
(810) 732-8120
Ste F, G4007 West Court Street
Flint, MI
Gender
F
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

Data Provided By:
James Culver, M.D.
2432 Genesys Health Park
Grand Blanc, MI
 
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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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