how to treat persistent pain in the elderly
There's lots of controversy over how to treat persistent pain in the elderly...due to arthritis, back pain, etc.
Acetaminophen. Most experts agree that acetaminophen should be tried FIRST for mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain.
NSAIDs vs. COX-2s. The controversy centres over whether to use COX-2 inhibitors instead of traditional NSAIDs for persistent pain.