Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Fairbanks AK

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Dr.Peter Jiang
(907) 458-5588
1919 Lathrop St # 221
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Fairbankes Anesthesia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Robert Frank Valentz, MD
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1995

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Awesome Chiros
(888) 357-3508
2243 N Jordan Ave
Juneau, AK
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractors, Personal Injury

Metro Chiropractic llc
(888) 306-8357
401 W Intl Airport Rd # 11
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Leon Chandler, MD
(907) 563-2873
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Business
AA Specialty Health Center
Specialties
Pain Management

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Dr.Nancy Cross
(907) 374-6602
Ste 101, 1275 Sadler Way
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: None
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.1, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Randall Kerr Mc Gregor, MD
(901) 458-5638
PO Box 10595
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Eagle River Chiropractic Clnc
(888) 370-4631
12330 Old Glenn Hwy Suite # 103
Eagle River, AK
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Teague Chiropractic Center
(888) 333-9875
11435 Old Seward HWY
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, 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, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dimond Chiropractic Center
(888) 892-2174
750 W Dimond Blvd # 121
Anchorage, AK
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 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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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