Chronic Back Pain Specialist Ashburn VA

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.

Norman William Levin, MD
39070 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973

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Claude Abujrab-Saba
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Phong Quang Nguyen
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr Ste 130
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Malgorzata I Gradzka, MD
(703) 648-9800
3700 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va

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Navera Rashid Ahmed, MD
(703) 803-7724
13334 Emeric Ct
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dhaka Med Coll, Dhaka Univ, Bangladesh (704-03 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Norman William LeVin
(703) 260-3484
39070 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Maria Chou
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alexia R Gospodinoff
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Ella M Webster
(703) 383-5463
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jennifer Odutola, MD
(215) 456-7890
43779 Ballybunion Ter
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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