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Christian R Schlicht, DO
2001 Sea Foam St NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1991

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Lewis Nemes
(505) 345-6616
516 Barlane Place NW
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Stress Management or Pain Management, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ball State University
Credentialed Since: 1992-04-01

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Dr.Thomas Whalen
(505) 246-9190
8314 Kaseman Court Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Anthony C. Traweek
(505) 463-2244
Traweek Group
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Utah State University
Credentialed Since: 1978-09-05

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Joan Patricia Lewis, MD
(505) 248-0698
8005 Pennsylvania Cir NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1985

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Carmelita B Agodon, MD
(505) 863-7000
2315 Abbot Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Joan Lewis
(505) 855-5545
8005 Pennsylvania Circle Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ben J. Klein
(505) 262-7724
5310 Homestead NE Ste 201
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of New Mexico
Credentialed Since: 1988-10-17

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Robin N Hermes, MD
(505) 260-4300
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 401
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1993

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Irwin John Isaacs, MD
(505) 260-4300
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 401
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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