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David G Healow, MD
(406) 252-6674
2501 4th Ave N Ste C
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Pain Control Consultants

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Dr.Alfred Avery
(406) 896-0483
2807 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Charles Oakley, MD
(406) 238-6650
3330 37th St W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brian Edward Harrington, MD
(406) 256-8570
PO Box 1837
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Billings Anesthesiology Pc

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Oliver Cooperman, M.D.
1101 N. 27th Street
Billings, MT
 
Dr.Michael Schabacker
(406) 237-8808
2900 12th Ave N # 3E
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: St. Vincent Health Care
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Alfred Estin Avery, MD
(305) 743-4300
Billings, MT
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kert Reuel Christensen, DO
(406) 256-8800
1019 Libra Pl
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mike Patrick Schweitzer, MD
(406) 254-0707
1927 Holstein Ln
Laurel, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Anesthesia Partners Of Montana

Data Provided By:
John C. Oakley, M.D.
2900 12th Avenue N
Billings, MT
 
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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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