Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Edgewood MD

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Benjamin Lee
(443) 484-2828
2012 S. Tollgate Road, Suite 102
Bel Air, MD
Business
Chespeake Pain Center
Specialties
Pain Management
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst, Amerigroup, Cigna, Liberty Mutual, Bravo, Priority Partners, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Medicaid, Johns Hopkins, Tricare, Coventry, Workers Comp
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Upper Chesapeake Hospital

Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Healthbridge Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
(443) 279-4633
516 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD
Promotion
Test Drive Us For Free! Call Miss Stephanie Today and Schedule Your Free Consultation!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Frieman Chiropractic
(410) 497-7934
8838 Waltham Woods rd
Parkville, MD
Promotion
Tell us that you found us on-line, and a second family member can receive a complimentary examination.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

David C Gichtin, MD
(410) 682-5040
9110 Philadelphia Rd
Rosedale, MD
Business
David C Gichtin Baltimore Pain Management
Specialties
Pain Management

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Advanced Spinal Care & Rehab
(410) 692-8838
9515 Deereco Rd
Timonium, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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

Murveit Chiropractic
(410) 205-9930
5009 Honeygo Center Dr
Perry Hall, MD
Promotion
25% off intial exam and xrays
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Perry Hall Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
(410) 870-7783
8817 Belair Rd
Nottingham, MD
Promotion
Free Consultation, Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Range of Motion Evaluation. With this ad. One set of xrays if needed.
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Carney Chiropractic Center
(410) 513-9924
9403 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
Promotion
No Charge for Consultation.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

M. Sharma
(443) 599-4000
2700 Lighthouse Point East
Baltimore , MD
Business
Interventional Pain Institute Waterfront
Specialties
Pain Management, Anesthesiology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: MedicareHelix Family Choice (HMO)Carefirst BCBSBlue ChoiceBCBC FederalMedical AssistanceTricareUnitied HealthcareCoventry HMOCoventry PPOAmerigroupMamsiAetna HMOAetna PPOCigna HealthcareEHPElderhealth
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Good Samaritan
Residency Training: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: ASIPP
Languages Spoken: English

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Dr.Benjamin Lee
(443) 484-2828
2012 South Tollgate Road #104
Bel Air, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.9, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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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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