Chronic Back Pain Specialist Bainbridge Island WA

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.

Bong Sup Kim, MD
(206) 362-3361
2512 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1983

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Andrew Keith Solomon, MD
(425) 774-2632
2151 7th Ave W
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1985

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Giancarlo Clyde Stone, MD
(206) 522-7838
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Padova, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Padova, Italy
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bastyr Center for Natural Health
(206) 834-4100
3670 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
Services
Wellness Training, Urology, Supplements, Stress Management, Research, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Immunology, Herbal Medicine, General Practice, Gastroenterology, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Diabetes, Dermatology, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Cardiovascular Disease
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Elizabeth Jernberg
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Raquel Victoria Hicks, MD
601 W Mercer Pl Apt 104
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1967

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S Gnanashanmugam, MD
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ms Ramaiah Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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Eric Alan Schoen, MD
(206) 770-3317
2800 Elliott Ave Apt 632
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Elliott Stage, MD
(206) 223-6824
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Ctr

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Jan Leslie Hillson, MD
(206) 223-6824
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Ctr

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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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