When pain is ruining the “golden years,” an accurate diagnosis can lead to solutions that might bring some of the glimmer back into your life. After looking at the common problems that lead to chronic pain in the elderly, we need to look at some of the remedies.
Medications: Not every medication used to treat pain will... Read more
What some consider the “golden years” may not be so golden if riddled with pain; here are the most common causes of pain in the elderly population.
Arthritis: Painful joints are by far the most common reason to have pain as you get older. Arthritis can occur in any joint from the top of the spine all the way to the bottom toe. The... Read more
The fastest growing segment of the population is the geriatric population. As the baby boomers age and retire, there is more and more demand for health care tailored to the over 70 crowd. Just like pediatric medicine, geriatric medicine requires special attention and knowledge because age affects the way a body reacts to medications and responds... Read more
Opioid medication use does come with a certain degree of risk. Doctors are not only supposed to talk about the risks associated with long-term opioid use, they are also supposed to monitor for potential consequences. When the risks begin to outweigh the benefits, treatment plans may need to change in order to keep patients out of harm’s way.... Read more
Of course food is addictive. Anyone who has ever craved chocolate, cookies, pizza, or ice cream can tell you that the urges can be intense and irresistible. Cravings are commonly experienced with addictions or abuse behavior according to the new diagnostic criteria used by medical professionals called the DSM V. But don’t take my word that... Read more