Posts Tagged ‘ managing pain ’

COPING WITH AND CONQUERING AGING PAIN

Nov 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Holding back the scourge of pain that comes with aging requires intentional discipline, some avoidance, and lots of endurance. Among the many difficulties aging introduces, some can be fraught with physical downturns, e.g. arthritis, intestinal difficulties, vision issues, mobility concerns, memory failure, you may name one or two and the the list still won’t be complete.

Gather a few senior adults in a circle and ere long you will have heard a collection of woes that will be enough to invite discouragement and disable an otherwise good attitude. The facts are, however, that many seniors are plagued with both physical and emotional downturns. Heading off the temptation to have your days overcome with pain and misery is no small task. Depending on your genes, you may be lucky enough not to have so many. My father-in-law died a few months back. He had reached the healthy age of



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 10/21/12

Oct 21st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Most anything can be endured for a short period of time. Even pain. But stretch it out endlessly and the ability to cope becomes compromised. Aging brings with it the need to find ways to deal with the presence of pain. Medications, both prescribed and over the counter, proliferate as a means of dealing with the incessant attack of pain. The wide variety of meds available on the market today require some understanding of their potential dangers as well. While promising to relieve pain, they also come with side affects that are equally problematic.

Keeping pain at bay is the day by day challenge faced by seniors. Some are manageable, some are not. The more severe forms often create challenges beyond bearing. Among persons I have known and loved