Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Hastings MN

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Woodbury Spine and Injury Center
(651) 317-8564
683 Bielenberg Dr
Woodbury, MN
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Acu Chiropractic Wellness Center
(651) 317-8276
4590 Scott Trl
Eagan, MN
Promotion
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Todd Michael Hess, MD
(651) 241-7246
47 Sunny Side Ln
Sunfish Lake, MN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986

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Donald Townsend
(651) 726-6325
225 North Smith Ave
St. Paul, MN
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Commonwealth University
Credentialed Since: 2007-07-23

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Robert Frank Birch, MD
(952) 892-2042
582 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1986

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Schotzko Chiropractic
(651) 705-7315
683 Bielenberg Dr 103
Woodberry, MN
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Edmund J. Nightingale
(651) 681-0500
28 West Marie Avenue
West St. Paul, MN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychological Assessment, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Loyola University of Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1976-12-14

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Dr.Bradley Helms
(651) 241-8295
280 Smith Ave N # 220
Saint Paul, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Abbott Northwestern
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
A Morales Utrilla, MD
(651) 457-6615
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Family Practice, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ La Salle, Esc Mexicana De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1990

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Schotzko Chiropractic
(651) 252-1981
683 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 103
Woodbury, MN
 
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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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