Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Milledgeville GA

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David Monroe Nichols Jr, MD
(478) 272-1210
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1964

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Louis Jacobs, M.D.
169 Admirally Way
Milledgeville, GA
 
A.I.C.A - Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
(678) 278-9872
2810 Spring Rd
Atlanta, GA
Promotion
Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments /
Care may cost you nothing
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Discover Family Wellness
(678) 568-9990
1860 Duluth Hwy 103
Lawrenceville, GA
Promotion
Free Consultation & Check Up, including a 10 minute mechanical massage.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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

Burke Chiropractic - Ask for Dr. Burke
(678) 439-9980
545 Concord Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
Promotion
Mention this offer when scheduling your appointment and receive a complimentary 1/2hr massage upon consult & examination
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Louis Jerry Jacobs, MD
(478) 272-1190
169 Admiralty Way NW
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1958

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Penelope Brooks, M.D.
111 Fieldstone Drive
Milledgeville, GA
 
Chiropractic Transformation Center
(404) 618-0743
6600 Roswell Rd. Suite A
Atlanta, GA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr. George Chiropractor
(678) 801-4742
144 Fox Drive
Dallas, GA
Promotion
$100.00 of appropriate care plan when you mention this ad.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Max 360 Health
(770) 450-4149
12315 Crabapple Road
Alpharetta, GA
Promotion
Free x-ray & consultation /
Transportation available /
Same day appointments / care may cost you nothing
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

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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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