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.

Howard I Levine, MD
(952) 936-5775
4610 Drexel Ave
Edina, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1960

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David L Hanson
(320) 252-5131
1200 6th Ave N
Saint Cloud, MN
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Rheumatology

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Robert Tierney
(952) 993-3708
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
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Rheumatology

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Charles Robert Moore, MD
(218) 529-6960
915 E 1st St
Duluth, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Jody Hargrove
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S # 215
Minneapolis, MN
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F
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1983
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Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ronald Pierce Messner
(612) 625-8690
516 Delaware Street Se, Clinic 6a
Minneapolis, MN
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Rheumatology

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Kurt Fredric Zimmerman
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
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Rheumatology

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Stephen Leigh Hadley, MD
(218) 529-6960
1000 E 1st St
Duluth, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Duluth, Mn; St Marys Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn
Group Practice: Endocrinology Associates

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Dr.Jyothsna Rayadurg
(612) 577-7400
2855 Campus Dr # 500
Minneapolis, MN
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F
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Rheumatologist
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Anne Geraldine Minenko, MD
Eden Prairie, MN
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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