Effective Treatments for Pain in the Older Patient

  • Grace A. Cordts
  • Paul J. Christo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sonal S. Mehta, Erinn R. Ayers, M. Carrington Reid
    Pages 1-11
  3. Abisola B. Mesioye, Grace A. Cordts
    Pages 13-34
  4. Richard J. Lin, Eugenia L. Siegler
    Pages 35-52
  5. Nina M. Bemben, Mary Lynn McPherson
    Pages 53-69
  6. Charles E. Argoff, Ravneet Bhullar, Katherine Galluzzi
    Pages 71-107
  7. Adam J. Carinci, Scott Pritzlaff, Alex Moore
    Pages 109-130
  8. Burel R. Goodin, Hailey W. Bulls, Matthew Scott Herbert
    Pages 131-152
  9. Michael Bottros, Paul J. Christo
    Pages 153-175
  10. Steven D. Passik, Adam Rzetelny, Kenneth Kirsh
    Pages 177-192
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


This clinically focused book provides the essential modalities for managing pain in older patients. Chapters cover a variety of topics important for clinicians, including effective approaches, evaluation, acute and chronic pain, interventional strategies, and addiction issues. Complexities in assessing and treating pain when presented with multiple comorbidities and the unique physical, cognitive, and sensory changes that occur in the elderly are discussed in detail. Practical, concise and authored by leaders in pain medicine, this will serve as an invaluable guide to practitioners that care for older people.


Anesthesiology Critical care Family medicine Geriatric Internal medicine Neurology Nurse anesthesia Older adults Older patients Pain medicine Pain relief

Editors and affiliations

  • Grace A. Cordts
    • 1
  • Paul J. Christo
    • 2
  1. 1.Optum, Complex Care ManagementPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8825-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8827-3
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