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Patrick A. Boudewyns
(706) 722-6491
One 7th St.
Augusta, GA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U of Wisc, Milwaukee
Credentialed Since: 2002-02-07

Data Provided By:
Todd D Cable, MD
820 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 8A
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
Ezra B Riber, MD
(803) 699-0420
519 Blackburn Dr
Martinez, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc

Data Provided By:
Jose Luis Armstrong, MD
(919) 781-3978
3880 Inverness Way
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Ralph D. Bruno
706 733-0188 X 3211
1706 Kings Ct
Grovetown, GA
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Biofeedback, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-03

Data Provided By:
Hemant Kumar Yagnick, MD
(706) 724-1821
1355 Independence Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N Med Coll, Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided By:
Richard Stuart Epter, MD
(256) 760-4012
2803 Wrightsboro Rd Ste 50
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Dr.Todd Cable
(706) 722-6957
840 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St GeorgeS Univ, Sch Of Med, St GeorgeS
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: University Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
James B Mayfield Jr, MD
(706) 721-2534
1399 Waterston Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided By:
Robert Finnegan, M.D.
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA
 
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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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