Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Soddy Daisy TN

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Dr.Roger Catlin
(423) 756-7246
1012 Executive Dr # 101
Hixson, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gregory Neil Ball, MD
(423) 778-8480
8451 Jay Trent Ct
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Hamilton Med Ctr, Dalton, Ga; Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga; Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Ace Pain Management Consultant

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Stephen V Dreskin, MD
(423) 664-4635
1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 160
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Kindred Hospital -Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Ace Pain Mangemnet Consultants

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Dr.Gregory Ball
(423) 648-8480
1751 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Hamilton Med Ctr, Dalton, Ga
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Yuchun Han, MD
(423) 698-8747
2339 McCallie Ave Ste 411
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yanbian Med Coll, Yanji, Jilin, China
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn

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Roger William Catlin, MD
(423) 756-7246
4714 Mountain Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Center For Pain

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William A. Wray
(423) 267-2134
515 Tremont Street
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Stress Management or Pain Management, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Tennessee
Credentialed Since: 1984-01-03

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Alfredo Nieves Gonzalez, MD
(423) 756-4796
1751 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: University Women's Svc

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Frederick August Muths, MD
(423) 472-6513
PO Box 3868
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Bradley Mem Hosp, Cleveland, Tn
Group Practice: Cleveland Anesthesiologist Inc

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Nancy Chen, MD
800 Market St Ste 502
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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