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Jeffrey S Wang, MD
(808) 528-3657
2228 Liliha St Ste 400
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robin Emi Sugihara Miyamoto
(808) 531-5711
2226 Liliha St. Suite 306
Honolulu, HI
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Biofeedback, Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Hawaii
Credentialed Since: 2004-05-10

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Gail Lynn Tice
(808) 733-5104
P.O. Box 161191
HONOLULU, HI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Hawaii
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-11

Data Provided By:
Bradley Ross Hall, MD
(808) 531-1116
4711 Matsonia Dr
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Don Purcell, M.D.
800 S. Berethnia Street
Honolulu, HI
 
Annette A. Shimizu
(808) 522-4521
Straub Clinic & Hosp
Honolulu, HI
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Hawaii - Manoa
Credentialed Since: 1984-10-30

Data Provided By:
Warren R. Loos
(808) 734-2897
1188 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1990-03-07

Data Provided By:
William T. Tsushima
(808) 522-4521
Straub Clinic & Hosp, Inc.
Honolulu, HI
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Stress Management or Pain Management, Individual Psychotherapy, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fordham University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-25

Data Provided By:
Lynn Dahl, M.D.
94 824 Lumiauau
Waipahu, HI
 
Terrance Wade, PhD
1188 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
 
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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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