Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Duluth GA

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North Atlanta Chiropractic
(770) 383-1421
1533 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA
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Free Consult and Exam for all Felix callers...
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Choice Chiropractic & Wellness
(678) 400-4975
3400 Mcclure Bridge Rd Suite B203
Duluth, GA
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Mention this Ad and receive a Free Consultation and Exam.

Office hours are M-Th 9-1; 3-6, and Friday and Saturday by appointment only
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Kostas Chiropractic Clinics
(770) 648-3129
2055-M Beaver Ruin Rd
Norcross, GA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Ackerman Chiropractic Center
(678) 871-9990
5025 Winters Chapel Rd # H
Atlanta, GA
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We offer a free consultation to speak with the doctor to see if chiropractic care is the right choice for your health.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 800-1162
3571 Chamblee Tucker Rd
Atlanta, GA
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Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Spinal Aid Center of Atlanta
(678) 400-4781
1533 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
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Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Renew For Health
(404) 939-6986
11550 Jones Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA
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Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Discover Family Wellness
(678) 568-9990
1860 Duluth Hwy 103
Lawrenceville, GA
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Free Consultation & Check Up, including a 10 minute mechanical massage.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Max 360 Health
(770) 450-4149
12315 Crabapple Road
Alpharetta, GA
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Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 960-5113
2336 Wisteria Dr
Snellville, GA
Promotion
Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments /
Care may cost you nothing

Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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