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Dr.Annette Meador
(501) 771-2835
2524 Crestwood Rd # 5
North Little Rock, AR
Gender
F
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Edward C. Kleitsch
(501) 257-6596
3911 Lochridge Rd
North Little Rock, AR
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Notre Dame
Credentialed Since: 1983-08-18

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Lawrence Ault, M.D.
2402 Wildwood Ave. #100
Sherwood, AR
 
Wandal Money, M.D.
2215 Wildwood ave. #105
Sherwood, AR
 
Robert Valentine, Jr., M.D.
1 Riverfront Place #525
N. Little Rock, AR
 
Dr.BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI
(501) 771-2799
2504 Mccain Blvd # 209
North Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Lawrence Ault
(501) 791-3450
2400 Crestwood Road
North Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.8, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Mary Louise Corbitt, M.D.
2215 Wildwood Avenue
Sherwood, AR
 
Brian H. Siegel, M.D.
2201 Wildwood Avenue
Little Rock, AR
 
Marc Valley, M.D.
1 Riverfront Place #525
N. Little Rock, AR
 
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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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