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Chris Young Lew, MD
1850 Gause Blvd E Ste 201
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kent Thomas Overmyer, MD
(228) 831-0050
15190 Community Rd Ste 230-B
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Oliver Sanders, M.D.
370-A Gateway Drive
Slidell, LA
 
Rand Metoyer, M.D.
380 Gateway Drive
Slidell, LA
 
Kent Overmyer, M.D.
15190 Community Road
Gulfport, MS
 
Brian Robert Dix, DO
(228) 831-3033
15190 Community Rd # 230-B
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: Coastal Chronic Pain Svc

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John wyatt, M.D.
4 Doctors Way
Ocean Springs, MS
 
John Boutte, PhD
1850 Gause Blvd
Slidell, LA
 
Brian Dix, M.D.
15190 Community Road
Gulfport, MS
 
Mohammed Awaad, Md
(228) 867-4168
4500 13TH ST
Gulfport, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Pain Management - Interventional
Associated Hospitals
South Mississippi Heart And Vascular Inst Llc , Hancock Medical Center

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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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