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Antero A Trujillo, MD
(316) 648-4759
513 S Woodlawn St PMB 808
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Pain IN Intervention Cnsltnts

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Robert Jason Ain, MD
(316) 686-7327
817 N White Tail St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gregory Chas Meister, MD
(316) 618-1515
1625 N Stagecoach Ct
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronald Brown, M.D.
818 North Emporia #409
Wichita, KS
 
Greg Meister, M.D.
1515 South Clifton
Wichita, KS
 
Chandrasekhar Tokala, MD
1515 S Clifton Ave Ste 200
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jeff D Fenn, DR.
(316) 722-4247
2548 N. Maize Ct. 104
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Timothy Wolff, D.O.
1245 N. West Street
Wichita, KS
 
Chandra Tokala, M.D.
1515 South Clifton
Wichita, KS
 
Rodney Jones, M.D.
650 North Carriage Parkway
Wichita, KS
 
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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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