Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Kaysville UT

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Chronic Pain Management for Seniors. You will find informative articles about Chronic Pain Management for Seniors, including "What to Do About Chronic Pain in Older Adults". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Kaysville, UT that can help answer your questions about Chronic Pain Management for Seniors.

Daniel Scott Stanley, MD
(801) 621-7504
2733 Fillmore Ave
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Dennis E. Ahern
(801) 387-5600
5030 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Portuguese
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Utah State University
Credentialed Since: 1987-04-06

Data Provided By:
William Matt Clark, MD
(801) 588-3270
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
David James Peifer, MD
(801) 584-1226
Salt Lk Va Hosp PM & R
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr

Data Provided By:
Sujnani Adkoli, MD
50 N Medical Dr # 3C444
Salt Lake Cty, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided By:
Timothy Scott Houden, MD
(801) 398-6111
4335 Harrison Blvd Ste D
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Spine Care & Pain Management

Data Provided By:
Lynn Roy Webster, MD
(801) 261-4988
1285 3rd Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Alpine Medical Group

Data Provided By:
Stephen Patrick Lordon, MD
(801) 268-7725
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Cottonwood Hosp Med Ctr, Murray, Ut; St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: St Marks Pain Management

Data Provided By:
Holger T Hennig, MD
1050 E South Temple
Salt Lake Cty, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wurzburg, Med Fak, Wurzburg, Germany (407-20 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided By:
Mark Miles Passey, MD
(801) 933-4951
48 W Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...
  • Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com