Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Las Vegas NV

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 Las Vegas, NV that can help answer your questions about Chronic Pain Management for Seniors.

Edson O Parker, MD
(702) 474-9420
PO Box 29209
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
Upinder Singh, MD
(607) 763-5484
2316 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: United Health Svc -Wilson Hos, Johnson City, Ny
Group Practice: United Medical Associates

Data Provided By:
Danial Olen Laird, MD
(702) 380-8111
5450 W Sahara Ave Ste 340
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
Dr.James Marx
(702) 878-4568
Las Vegas Pain Institute \x26 Medical Center LLC, 3835 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dr.Daniel Fabito
(702) 990-4530
3835 S Jones Blvd # 104
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.7, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Edson O Parker III, MD
(702) 878-8252
4500 W Oakey Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Pain Institute Of Nevada

Data Provided By:
James Gelsin Marx, MD
(702) 878-4568
608 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: James G Marx Ltd

Data Provided By:
Daniel Lewis Burkhead, MD
(702) 316-2281
3110 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 101
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Summit Anesthesia Consultants

Data Provided By:
Dr.Joseph Gnoyski
(702) 869-5270
Las Vegas Pain Institute \x26 Medical Center LLC, 3835 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dr.Godwin Maduka
(702) 880-4193
3835 South Jones Boulevard #104
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 14, reviews.

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