Pain Medication The Dalles OR

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

Walgreens
(541) 296-3190
515 Mt. Hood St.
The Dalles, OR
 
Safeway
(541) 296-9488
520 Mt. Hood St.
The Dalles, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar,Coinmaster,Columbia River Bank Branch
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-298-9638
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Walgreens
(541) 386-6280
1727 12th Street
Hood River, OR
 
Walmart
(541) 387-2300
2700 Wasco Ave
Hood River, OR
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 #
(541) 387-2333
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walgreens Drug Stores
(541) 296-3190
515 Mount Hood St
The Dalles, OR
 
Rite-Aide
(541) 298-5680
1400 West 6th Street
The Dalles, OR
Services
Food Mart, GNC, Digital Prints, Print to Print, Rite Rewards, One Hour Photo Lab, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:08:00 - 09:00
Sunday:08:00 - 09:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Kmart
(541) 298-5522
2640 West 6Th Street
The Dalles, OR
Departments
Pharmacy, Portrait Studio
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-9pm
Sat:8am-9pm
Sun:8am-9pm

Safeway
(541) 386-1841
2249 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster,Wells Fargo Bank Branch
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-386-4636
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Rite-Aide
(541) 387-2428
2049 West Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR
Services
GNC, Digital Prints, Print to Print, Rite Rewards, Immunizations, One Hour Photo Lab, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:08:00 - 09:00
Sunday:08:00 - 09:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Rite Aid Pharmacies
(541) 298-5680
1400 W 6th St
The Dalles, OR
 

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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