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Liane E Donovan, MD
(402) 484-4455
6940 Van Dorn St Ste 201
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Bryan Mem Hosp, Lincoln, Ne
Group Practice: Associated Anesthesiologists

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Vonn Ellis Roberts, MD
(402) 489-4186
5111 Cavvy Rd
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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B. J. Wheeler, PhD
2648 Ryons Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Phillip Essay, M.D.
3901 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE
 
Ronald Hill, M.D.
7601 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE
 
Roger H. Riss
(402) 483-9597
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Neuropsychology Service
Lincoln, NE
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Stress Management or Pain Management, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida Institute of Technology
Credentialed Since: 1985-07-22

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James Bobenhouse, M.D.
1530 S. 70th
Lincoln, NE
 
John Massey, M.D.
3901 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE
 
David Kaplan, M.D.
6040 S. 58th Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Ron Hachiya, M.D.
3901 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE
 
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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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