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.

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

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

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Archie Ambrose Skemp, MD
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S Ste 215
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985

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Paul Harvey Waytz, MD
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Avenue South South
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1973

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Peter D Kent
(952) 993-2808
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Walter Hollifield Dorman
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jeffrey Lee Wilson
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Randall Vollertsen, MD
(952) 974-3200
6201 Dell Rd
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974

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Daniel Lee Mueller
(612) 625-8690
516 Delaware Street Se, Clinic 6a
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ulcay Evren Akin, MD
(651) 229-3892
200 University Ave E
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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