Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Saugus MA

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Charles St Family Chiropractic
(617) 849-9092
102 Charles Street
Boston, MA
Promotion
New Patient Program:
$99 comprehensive exam,
x-rays (if needed) and report.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Archambault Chiropractic
(781) 494-6640
9 Chestnut St
Arlington, MA
Promotion
Free consultation to determine whether chiropractic is likely to help (approximately half an hr.) $85.00 value!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Circle Chiropractic LLC
(617) 398-0905
26 Brighton St
Belmont, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Ezrin Family Chiropractic
(617) 213-0970
1464 Beacon St
Newton, MA
Promotion
Presently not mass health provider.

New patient exam: Patient History, comprehensive exam, which includes one set of x rays if needed.

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Move Well Chiropractic
(617) 213-0903
1280 Centre St
Newton, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

A.B.C. Family Chiropractic and Wellness Inc.
(781) 346-9964
366 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
Promotion
Call today to schedule a consultation!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Diamond Chiropractic
(617) 849-7589
224 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA
Promotion
Mention this Ad and receive The Gift of Health
Enjoy a free complete chiropractic consultation and exam.
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr. Herbert Jeffrey Bernstein - Chiropractor
(617) 383-9989
209 Harvard St., suite 205,
Brookline, MA
Promotion
Complimentary back, neck, shoulder or headache pain evaluation. We do extremely gentle care: never any twisting, cracking or popping of neck or back. Very advanced techniques, totally gentle work. Not painful at all!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Chestnut Hill Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(617) 213-0981
180 Wells Ave
Newton, MA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr. Peter G. Hill, Weston MA Chiropractor
(781) 303-2683
687 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA
Promotion
Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, 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.

  • 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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