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Paul Matthew Mailander, MD
(775) 348-1313
1005 Terminal Way
Reno, NV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Sierra Anesthesia

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Susan Loring
(775) 843-2846
3732 Lakeside Drive
Reno, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Loma Linda University
Credentialed Since: 2005-10-31

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Christopher John Hussar, DO
(775) 826-1200
9408 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986

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Charles Filippini, M.D.
81 S. Mills Street
Reno, NV
 
Gerald Peterson, D.O.
4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV
 
Richard Joseph Kroening, MD
(775) 797-2431
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1962

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Brian William Dubois, MD
(775) 853-3545
604 Rabbit Ridge Ct
Reno, NV
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jerry Matsumura, M.D.
300 S. Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV
 
Michael Lewandowski, PhD
3312 S. McCarran Blvd
Reno, NV
 
R. Gary Holt, M.D.
4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV
 
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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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