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Staggers Chiropractic Wellness Center
(219) 413-9356
81 West Glen Park Ave
Griffith, IN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, 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, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Absolute Chiropractic
(219) 232-8934
9161 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN
Promotion
We offer free initial consultation and examination!
We also offer 1st time patient full body massages for $30 reg. $60
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr.Olusola Olowe
(219) 942-7100
1445 S. Lake Park Blvd, Hobart
Hobart, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John M. Zivich
(219) 836-8806
32 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Loyola University of Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1982-09-27

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Dr.SATISH DASARI
(219) 836-7246
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Munster Chiropractic Clinic
(219) 595-2999
2833 Lincoln St
Highland, IN
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Behzad Aalaei, MD
(219) 738-3500
504 E 86th Ave
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ruprecht-Karl-Univ, Med Fak, Heidelberg, Germany (407-10 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sarah Dross
219-972-0131 ext 311
2600 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2010-10-18

Data Provided By:
Subhash Balurao Joshi, MD
(219) 924-2341
9945 Twin Creek Blvd
Munster, IN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp -Northlake Cam, Gary, In; Methodist Hospital -Southlake, Merrillville, In

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Ghassan Solaiman Nemri, MD
(219) 757-6077
12270 S Williams Ct
Crown Point, IN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Minsk Med Inst, Minsk, Belarus
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Starke Mem Hosp, Knox, In

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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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