Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Fargo ND

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Dr.Majid Ghazi
(701) 234-4811
1720 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Meritcare Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Richard J. Moser
(701) 234-3100
Sanford Professional Bldg
Fargo, ND
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), 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: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-21

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Majid Ghazi, MD
152 48th Ave E
West Fargo, ND
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Des Saarlandes/Saarbrucken, Fak Med, Homburg (407-34 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1996

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Steven Berndt, M.D.
264 Meadow Creek Circl
Fargo, ND
 
Family Health Chiropractic, PC
(701) 425-0916
117 E Century Ave
Bismarck, ND
Promotion
10 Percent Off all Innate Choice Vitamins
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Katherine Rogers Burrows
(701) 234-4021
Sanford Health-Neurosciences
Fargo, ND
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Play Therapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Auburn University
Credentialed Since: 1992-08-31

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Patricia George Pearson, MD
(701) 232-5144
8501 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Meritcare Med Ctr, Fargo, Nd
Group Practice: Meritcare Pain Management Ctr

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Scott Turner, M.D.
2301 25th Street South
Fargo, ND
 
Prabhakar Parsa, M.D.
4821 Meadow Creek Drive
Fargo, ND
 
Majid Ghazi, MD
152 48th Ave E
West Fargo, ND
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Des Saarlandes/Saarbrucken, Fak Med, Homburg (407-34 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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