Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment Martinsburg WV

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Danilo Jose L Gervacio, MD
(800) 772-2507
94 Old Mill Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1980

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Satish K Menon, DO
(304) 264-8933
94 Old Mill Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ali El Mohandes, MD
(301) 665-9696
1150 Professional Ct Ste P
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Asyut, Fac Of Med, Asyut, Egypt
Graduation Year: 1983

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Amy Fox
(301) 766-7721
1116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Credentialed Since: 2008-06-04

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Arthur Horn, M.D.
818 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
 
Jack F Shamblin, MD
(304) 264-8933
980 Kilmer Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Ali El-Mohandes
(300) 665-9696
1150 Professional Ct # P
Hagerstown, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Washington County
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.John Olenczak
(301) 739-7900
1120A Professional Court
Hagerstown, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Norman Felix Bradford, MD
(301) 665-1717
19206 Jamestown Ct
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Brook Lane Psychiatric Center, Hagerstown, Md; Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Anesthesia

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Sandra Cifor, D.O.
119 King Street
Hagerstown, MD
 
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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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