Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Ferndale MI

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HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab.
(248) 284-6090
29273 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI
Promotion
Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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, Homeopathic Medicine, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Brown Chiropractic
(586) 722-2239
36150 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
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Call today for an immediate complementary appointment to start feeling better.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 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, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Health Specialists of America
(248) 671-4487
31300 Rexwood Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic

Guzzardo Chiropractic Ctr
(586) 265-2712
39725 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI
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$39
1 Hour Therapeutic Massage Session
*Introductory offer 1st time visit only

Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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

Harbor Family Chiropractic Center
(248) 838-1968
2141 Cass Lake Rd
Keego Harbor, MI
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Renaissance Chiropractic Life Center
(248) 284-6060
2436 Rochester Rd
Royal Oak, MI
Promotion
1. Two X-Rays
2. Initial Detailed Chiropractic
Examination
3. Detailed Report of Findings.
only $49.00
appointments required
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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

Farmington Chiropractic
(248) 702-5869
32738 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI
Promotion
New Patient Special!
Receive 10% off Your First Visit!
Offer expires soon, Call now!
Offer excludes Medicare Beneficiaries.
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Hughes Chiropractic Life Center
(313) 486-1570
25010 Ford Road
Dearborn Heights, MI
Promotion
$50.00 off first day services with mention of this ad when applicable.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Mc Cauley Chiropractic
(248) 609-9218
115 S Main St
Rochester, MI
Promotion
Free exam and Consultation for all new patients!
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Bassett Family Chiropractic
(586) 799-3969
51309 Mound Rd
Shelby Township, MI
Promotion
Call today to schedule an appointment.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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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