Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Godfrey IL
St Charles, MO
Accident? In Pain? Free exam, X-rays & 3 aqua massages w/ donation to our Youth in Need fundraiser. We can help w/ back/neck pain, headaches, whiplash, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel, arthritis, auto accident injuries & work injuries.
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Acupressure, 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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Medical School: China Med Coll, Taichung, Taiwan (385-05 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital: Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; Christian Hosp Northeast, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Greater St Louis Pain Mngmnt
Granite City, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, 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.