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Jerry Mark Tarver, MD
(802) 288-9461
55 Sydney Dr
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael T Borrello, MD
(802) 847-3737
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Phillip Rathmell, MD
(802) 847-2415
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jonathan Fenton, D.O.
67 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT
 
Alfred Ciongoli, M.D.
89 South Willams Street
Burlington, VT
 
Patricia A. Pati
(802) 651-7737
6 Kurk Drive
Essex Junction, VT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 1985-10-15

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Annmarie Gonzalez Munoz, MD
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Gerard Gibson, MD
(802) 847-8573
28 Centre Dr
Milton, VT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Steven Mann, PhD
385 S. Willard Street
Burlington, VT
 
Mark Jay Bucksbaum, MD
(802) 747-7730
69 Allen St Ste 9
Rutland, VT
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Rutland Reg Medctr, Rutland, Vt
Group Practice: Center For Integrative Med

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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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