Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Sedro Woolley WA

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Vital Chiropractic P.L.L.C.
(360) 857-6341
600 North 4th St.
Mount Vernon, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Marian E Johnston, MD
125 N 18th St
Mount Vernon, WA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1994

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Silverio Arenas, PhD
P O Box 306
Mount Vernon, WA
 
Life Chiropractic Center
(360) 325-7494
1400 King St
Bellingham, WA
Promotion
To see if I am the right doctor for you, we provide a No Cost preliminary
one-on-one consultation. You are the judge.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic
(206) 651-5906
509 Olive Way
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr.Marian Johnston
(360) 336-0123
125 N 18th St # B
Mount Vernon, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Morris, M.D.
207 South 14th STreet
Mount Vernon, WA
 
Universal Chiropractic Center
(425) 405-5927
5301 Evergreen Way Ste B
Everett, WA
Promotion
New Patient Special $99! Includes consultation, initial exam and any necessary x-rays. Also includes a 2nd appointment to come in and go over your x-rays in detail with the chiropractor. Call today to schedule your appointment and mention this ad.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Lake Washington Chiropractic
(425) 242-7908
9716 Northeast Juanita Dr.
Kirkland, WA
Promotion
Call today to schedule a consultation.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Healthsource of Kirkland
(425) 629-9597
13021 NE 85th St
Kirkland, WA
Promotion
Get A Complimentary 'No Strings Attached' 17-Point 'Pain Track Down' Chiropractor Personalized Community Service Screening Valued At $179""
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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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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