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Michael Thomas Flanagan, MD
(334) 793-5105
PO Box 9011
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Anesthesia Consultant Medical

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Robert Duncan Shedden, DO
(334) 793-5000
4370 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Dothan Anesthesiology Assoc

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Steven Harvey Sykes, MD
(334) 793-5105
1118 Ross Clark Cir Ste 700
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Anesthesia Consultant Medical

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Sam Banner, M.D.
1435 West Main Street
Dothan, AL
 
David Evans, M.D.
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 
David Hanni Evans, MD
(770) 478-4475
13 Woodmere Dr
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Anesthesia Consultant Medical

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John Jerry Marsella Jr, MD
(334) 793-5105
1604 Tacoma St
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Anesthesia Consultant Medical

Data Provided By:
Joan Kogelschatz, PhD
921 Honeysuckle Road
Dothan, AL
 
John Marsella, M.D.
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 
Jerry Marsella, M.D.
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 
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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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