Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Pasco WA
Neurological Surgery, Pain Medicine
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital: Kadlec Med Ctr, Richland, Wa
Group Practice: Neurosurgical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management
$35 ChiroAppointment New Patient Promotion (includes exam, computerized back and neck scan and any needed x-rays). For a limited time.
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
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.