Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Johnstown PA

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Lanzendorfer Family Chiropractic
(814) 799-0976
925 Priesser Rd.
Ebensburg , PA
Hours
Monday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Brian Ahlstrom, M.D.
353 Market Street
Johnstown, PA
 
Norristown Chiropractic Center
(610) 541-2331
1021 W. Main St
Norristown , PA
Promotion
Call to schedule an appointment today!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chiropractic Spine Center
(484) 450-6956
418 Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA
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New patient offer:
Free examination, consultation and pain relief kit

A $149 value
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Lanzendorfer Family Chiropractic
(814) 799-0976
925 Priesser Rd.
Ebensburg , PA
Hours
Monday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Yiyan Hong, MD
(814) 262-7246
1450 Scalp Ave
Johnstown, PA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Conemaugh Mem Med Ctr, Johnstown, Pa

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Parrish Chiropractic Center
(610) 571-3208
5591 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA
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FREE Initial Consultation !
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Snyman Chiropractic
(215) 717-8121
1608 Walnut St # 601
Philadelphia, PA
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Call today to set up a consultation!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Twin Hills Health Center
(570) 445-3477
2796 Lycoming Mall Drive
Muncy, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Advance Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(267) 603-1938
701 Limekiln Pike
Ambler, PA
Promotion
New Chiropractic Patient Online Coupon

First-time chiropractic patients can receive a complimentary 30 minute massage; new patients only!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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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