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.

Thomas B Leahey
(580) 226-2202
1505 N Commerce St Ste 202
Ardmore, 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
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1955

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Sara Lee Newell
(918) 497-3140
6160 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Joan Tenenbaum Merrill, MD
(405) 271-7805
825 NE 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Mohammad Khan
(405) 609-4146
1044 Southwest 44th St # 600
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Samuel Dean Brown, MD
(918) 333-0495
226 SE Debell Ave Ste B
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Michael Henrickson
(405) 752-3018
940 NE 13th St # 2B2311
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Priya Sadanandan, MD
(405) 271-7805
825 E 13th St
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ellen Irene Zanetakis, MD
(918) 748-8024
2424 E 21st St Ste 500
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Center-Arthritis Thrp

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Pedro Abimael Gismondi, MD
(405) 945-5200
3330 NW 56th St Ste 500
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Primary Care Partners Of Ok

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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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