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Richard Matuszczak Pc
(413) 384-9990
313 Maple St
East Longmeadow, MA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Alfred Lang McKee, MD
(413) 794-4681
759 Chestreetnut Street,
Springfield, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Istvan Jozsef Pulai, MD
(413) 796-7494
PO Box 1330
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
Graduation Year: 1988

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Hemant Ichharam Panchal, MD
(630) 275-1100
151 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Advocate Good Samaritan Hosp, Downers Grove, Il

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Dr.Richard Weaver
(860) 688-1311
360 Bloomfield Ave # 209
Windsor, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Griffin
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Claude David Borowsky, MD
(413) 532-0909
1275 Elm St
West Springfield, MA
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Pioneer Spine & Sports Phys

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Peter Andrew Vieira, MD
(413) 796-7494
PO Box 1330
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1989

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Issam Khayata, MD
(413) 748-9900
302 N Main St
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1992

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Maher B El Khatib, MD
(413) 794-0208
312 Franklin St
Belchertown, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robin Roman, MD
(860) 651-1539
14 Talcott Mountain Rd
Simsbury, CT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; Johnson Mem Hosp, Stafford Spgs, Ct; Connecticut Childrens Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct; Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Hartford Anesthesiology Associates Inc

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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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