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Jason Lok, MD
(315) 464-4720
7758 Tirrell Hill Cir
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Suny Health Science Center, Syracuse, Ny; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Syracuse, Ny

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Mahesh Reddy Kuthuru, MD
(315) 638-5135
59 S 1st St
Fulton, NY
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kevin Matthew Walsh, MD
(315) 464-4720
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1975

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Parakulam S Thomas, MD
(315) 464-4889
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Suny University Hospital -Sto, Stony Brook, Ny; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Syracuse, Ny

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Venkatarao Kamani, MD
(315) 470-7828
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Siddartha Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Rajender Varakantam, MD
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ms Ramaiah Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joel L. Richman
(315) 422-0300
600 E Genesee St, Ste 217
Syracuse, NY
Services
Psychological Assessment, Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Syracuse University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-21

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Shylaja Maini, MD
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Sri Devaraj Urs Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Cyriac T Joseph, MD
(315) 652-1626
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Frank Danger Li, MD
111 Lafayette Rd Apt 218
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1997

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Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults

Back pain in older adults is a common problem. In fact, up to half of all adults over the age of 65 report some type of body pain. Pain of any kind can decrease function and threaten the independence of seniors.

But with other illnesses, problems sleeping, and difficulty with mobility, it can be difficult to tell how much back pain contributes to disability in older adults. That's the focus of this study from the University of Pittsburgh.

Two groups of older adults were compared. All were mentally aware and alert. One group had moderate pain for at least three months. The second (control) group was pain-free. Each person was assessed thoroughly. Twenty-two measures of physical and mental health were collected.

The two groups were equal in terms of age, gender, and education. In comparing the two groups, the researchers found major differences in function. Eight of the 22 measures could explain the differences between the two groups. These included self-reported function, mood, and body mass index (BMI).

Other significant measures were severity of disc disease and ability to repeatedly rotate the trunk or reach forward without losing balance. All of these results show that older adults with chronic low back pain have decreased function compared with those who are pain-free.

The authors conclude that doctors can use these eight specific measures to assess older adults for loss of function caused by low back pain. Some of the tasks (repetitive trunk rotati...

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