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.

Ana Margarita Fernandez-Pokorny
(218) 786-8364
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Hollis Elaine Krug, MD
(612) 725-2000
1 Veterans Dr
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Charles Zoschke
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Karen Sue Kleiman, MD
(952) 873-3000
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ellen Ruth Shammash, MD
(651) 683-0028
205 Wabasha St S
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1988

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

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Thomas Grant Osborn, MD
(952) 893-1959
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1972

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

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Conrad Stuart Butwinick, MD
(651) 232-4125
17 Exchange St W Ste 420
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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