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Bill John Tacke, MD
(406) 455-5490
1300 28th St S Ste 9A
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1977

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Terry Jackson, M.D.
400 15th Avenue S. #202
Great Falls, MT
 
Bill Tacke, M.D.
1300 28th Street S
Great Falls, MT
 
We Care Chiropractic
(406) 577-1152
804 N 19th Ave
Bozeman, MT
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Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Duane Vincent Mohr, MD
(406) 586-7645
931 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1957

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James David Hinde, MD
(406) 455-5490
1300 28th St S Ste 9A
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dennis Dietrich, M.D.
400 13th Avenue
South Great Falls, MT
 
Patrick Davis, PhD
800 2nd Street
Great Falls, MT
 
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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P. Jeffrey Clark
(406) 638-3491
Behavioral Health
Crow Agency, MT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Stress Management or Pain Management, Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 1991-09-03

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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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