Effective treatments for pain in the older patient

Paul J. Christo, Sean Li, Stephen J. Gibson, Perry Fine, Haroon Hameed

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Abstract

By 2050, the number of older persons across the globe will exceed the number of younger people for the first time in history. Chronic conditions, especially pain, will rise in prevalence as the population ages. Controlling pain in this unique subset of the population demands careful attention to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors and their specific impact on pharmacotherapies, relevant complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and interventional strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Analgesia
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric pain
  • Injections
  • Interventional techniques
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Older adults
  • Opioids
  • Pain control
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Seniors
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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