Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment Kalispell MT
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Great Falls, MT
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976
Family Practice, Pain Management
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital: Kalispell Regional Hospital, Kalispell, Mt
Group Practice: Big Sky Family Medicine
Stress Management or Pain Management, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Doctoral Program: Utah State University
Credentialed Since: 1993-11-05
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Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993
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...