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South Texas Clinic Of Chiro
(956) 278-0939
5000 North 23rd Ste G
Mcallen, TX
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Paul Thomas Biddle, MD
222 E Ridge Rd
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dennis Slavin, M.D.
1600 E. Business 83
Weslaco, TX
 
Tajul Chowdhury, M.D.
1200 S. 2nd Street
McAllen, TX
 
Tim S Chowdhury, MD
1200 South 2 nd ST, 12B
Mcallen, TX
 
Martin Scott Glore, MD
(956) 682-8588
3012 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Noreste, Esc De Med, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ricardo F Salinas Jr, MD
(956) 687-5150
925 E Sundown Dr
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1995

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Martin Glore, M.D.
3012 North McColl
McAllen, TX
 
Jorge Times, M.D.
320 McColl
McAllen, TX
 
Shahid Rashid, M.D.
801 East Nolana
McAllen, TX
 
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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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