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Dana George Crovo, MD
(207) 741-4055
16 Hunts Point Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Ledbetter, M.D.
312 Grammont Street
Portland, ME
 
Kenneth Blazier, M.D.
144 State Street
Portland, ME
 
David R Andrews, MD
(207) 879-3385
18 Woods Rd
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1978

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Katarina Sawtelle, MD
(207) 338-9576
24 Longfellow Ave
Brunswick, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kenneth Louis Blazier, MD
(202) 879-3385
144 State St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Mercy Hospital

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James Pisini, M.D.
335 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
 
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David Edward Landry, MD
(207) 968-2856
149 North St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Gen Med Ctr -Seton, Waterville, Me; Inland Hospital, Waterville, Me
Group Practice: Waterville Anesthesia Associates; Waterville Anesthesia Associates Pa Billing Office

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Wendy Love, MD
(207) 725-0181
30 Hill Rd
West Bath, ME
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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