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Russ V. Reynolds
(865) 574-3434
B&W Y-12 Occupational Hlth Serv
Oak Ridge, TN
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1995-11-13

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Jack Emile Scariano Jr, MD
(865) 769-9595
9333 Park West Blvd Ste 205
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Fort Sanders Parkwest Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: West Knoxville Neurological

Data Provided By:
Edward Alva Workman, MD
(540) 774-9571
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1988

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James Paul Beretta, DO
(205) 663-2481
1128 E Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ron Linehan, M.D.
104 Macaw Lane
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Susan J. Stalgaitis
(865) 691-2425
9217 Park West Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1985-09-23

Data Provided By:
Edward Alva Workman, MD
(865) 470-4181
801 Kempton Rd
Knoxville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided By:
Matthew Burris Vance, MD
(865) 776-4239
PO Box 51947
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1999

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Daniel L. Simmons
(865) 376-1585
1002 Bradford Way
Kingston, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wyoming
Credentialed Since: 1985-08-19

Data Provided By:
David Teicheira, M.D.
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
 
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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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