Chronic Back Pain Specialist Brainerd MN

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.

Angela Mccoy Dahle
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Torkild Schousboe, MD
(612) 993-3310
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1980

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Eric Steven Schned, MD
(952) 993-3280
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1975

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M Stillman
(612) 873-2700
701 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Gary Baker
(651) 241-5000
255 Smith Ave N # 100
Saint Paul, MN
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jerome Wayne Dougan, MD
(612) 333-6245
3030 Harbor Ln N Ste 104
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1958

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Vaidehi R Chowdhary
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Anne Geraldine Minenko, MD
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1987

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Clement J Michet
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Salwa Khouri, MD
Saint Paul, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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