Pain Medication Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for pain medication in Baton Rouge. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to doctors and pharmacies, as well as advice and content on pain management.

Winn-Dixie
(225) 757-0501
5555 Burbank Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.
Pharmacy #
225-757-9910
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Alberston Market
(225) 216-7226
4857 Government
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Walgreens
(225) 926-0734
4485 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Alberston Market
(225) 769-6100
7515 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Whole Foods Market
(225) 218-0452
7529 Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Rite-Aide
(225) 927-4411
7570 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Drive-Thru Pharmacy, GNC, Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 10:00
Friday:08:00 - 10:00
Saturday:08:00 - 10:00
Sunday:08:00 - 10:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Walgreens
(225) 343-8878
3550 Government Str
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(225) 952-9022
3132 College Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(225) 952-0776
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alberston Market
(225) 926-9304
9650 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Walgreens
(225) 929-6566
7620 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 

The Problem of Pain

The body’s primary distress signal, designed to warn about injury or
illness, can sometimes outlast its usefulness.

March 2010

By Lisa James

For Kimberley McCoy of Lakewood, Colorado, pain had practically become a way of life. “I was in a couple of car accidents, one of which was pretty severe. I worked for about 10 years in construction and another 12 in warehousing. All of that took a major toll on my body,” says McCoy, 42, who now works as a corporate trainer.

It’s not like she hasn’t tried to find relief. “I have done a ton of stuff: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy,” McCoy says. “I have a TENS unit (a low-intensity electrical nerve stimulator), medication for when the pain gets really bad. All of that helped a tiny little bit, but it just made the pain go away for a while.”

McCoy’s story isn’t unusual. In a survey conducted by the Clarus Research Group, 46% of respondents suffered from pain at least several times a week; 17% said their pain was either “bad” or “severe.” Another survey in North Carolina found that rates of lower back pain have more than doubled since the early 1990s, a result the researchers believe may represent a national trend (Archives of Internal Medicine 2/9/10).

Serious pain can have serious consequences. It has been linked with digestive problems, poor wound healing, increased risk of blood clots and, in seniors, an increased risk of falling. People in their 50s who suffer from chronic pain have the physical limitations of pain-free people in their 80s (Journal of the American Geriatric Society 9/09).

Easing Arthritis

One of the most common reasons for pain
is osteoarthritis (OA), which Jennifer Schneider, MD calls “the most common joint disease in the world.” Roughly 27 million people over the age of 25 show some evidence of OA, marked by pain, inflammation, swelling and reduced range of motion.

Arthritis develops when cartilage—the substance that lines bony surfaces within the joint—begins to break down. In some cases, the damage is so severe that the bones begin to rub against each other. The joint space may narrow, and bony spurs may develop. X-ray findings don’t always correspond with symptoms. One person may suffer great pain with little direct evidence of damage, while another may show severe signs of disease yet feel little pain as a result.

Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent OA or slow disease progression once it develops.

Physical activity stops the vicious cycle of pain—less movement—more pain. Evidence suggests that it can help prevent the loss of cartilage (Menopause 9-10/07). In addition, yoga, tai chi and acupuncture have been found to reduce OA pain and improve quality of life.

Proper nutrition can also help ease OA and make joints less prone to achiness. Omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oil, can counteract an inflammatory substance called arachidonic acid. The body uses vitamin C to create collagen,...

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