Chronic Pain Management for Seniors Warminster PA

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Heath Epstein D.C.
(215) 956-3800
483 E. County Line Rd
Hatboro, PA
Business
Epstein Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Specialties
Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pain Management
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurances accepted
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Life University, 2002

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Azzatori Chiropractic
(267) 339-6168
612 Fitzwatertown Road
Willow Grove, PA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Bagnell Chiropractic Life Centre
(267) 563-8346
301 Corporate Dr E
Langhorne, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

ActiveCare Rehabilitation and Chiropractic, PC
(267) 580-9949
101 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
Promotion
Complimentary chiropractic screening for new patients!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Advance Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(267) 603-1938
701 Limekiln Pike
Ambler, PA
Promotion
New Chiropractic Patient Online Coupon

First-time chiropractic patients can receive a complimentary 30 minute massage; new patients only!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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

Sexton Family Chiropractic
(215) 436-9973
779 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA
Promotion
Call today for a free initial consultation!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

In-Line Wellness Center
(215) 914-5310
1850 Old York Rd
Abington, PA
Promotion
Call now for a complimentary consultation with the doctor!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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

The Wellness Studio and Chiropractic
(215) 948-2946
1837 Norristown Rd,
Ambler, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, 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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Tucker Chiropractic Center
(215) 690-1662
198 N Pine St
Langhorne, PA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Advanced Wellness
(215) 821-9918
54 E Oakland Ave
Doylestown, PA
Promotion
New patient consultation, evaluation and treatment only $59.00, hurry offer end soon, call today!
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, 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

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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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