Chronic Back Pain Specialist Altus OK

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Dr.Craig Carson
(405) 844-4978
1701 Renaissance Blvd # 110
Edmond, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Petrina Joslin
(918) 683-0753
350 South 40th Street
Muskogee, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ellen Zanetakis
(918) 748-8024
1430 Terrace Dr
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kathleen M O'Neil
(405) 271-7086
940 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul Arthur April, MD
(918) 492-4800
6465 S Yale Ave Ste 518
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1955

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William Martin Schnitz
(405) 949-6481
5701 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Ana I Quintero, MD
(405) 271-6655
825 NE 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Ciencias Med San Juan Bautista, Hato Rey Pr 00917
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Department Of Medicine Univ Of Ok Health Sciences Ctr; Ou Physicians

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Mohammad Faisal Khan
(405) 609-4146
1044 Sw 44th St Ste 600
Oklahoma City, OK
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Rheumatology

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William Surbeck
(918) 748-7540
1919 S Wheeling Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Rheumatology

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Amr H Sawalha
(405) 271-8478
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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