Online ExclusiveIn addition to medications for relieving pain, elderly patients are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative therapies.
Online ExclusiveCommon sense states that rheumatic pain is frequent in older people, and this may be due to a high prevalence of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Online ExclusiveOnce patients experience euphoria, they seek escalating opioid doses to avoid dysphoria.
Physician's Perspective, DepartmentReassurance and baseline pain relief with non-narcotic medications may help in many cases to reduce the need for more significant pain medication.
Feature, Diabetes in the ElderlyThe prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathies is significantly higher in older persons with diabetes.
Pain Management, FeaturePersistent pain is a common problem in older adults.
Pain Management, FeatureNonhernia causes of inguinal pain in the elderly can be diagnosed with a thorough history and physical exam.
Pain Management, FeaturePhysicians and healthcare providers must assess all of their elderly patients for pain.
Top StoryBy selecting the appropriate combination of medications and interventions, clinicians can help manage their patients’ pain and improve the quality of their lives.