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.

John T Schousboe
(952) 993-2808
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul Harvey Waytz
(952) 893-1959
7250 France Ave S
Edina, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Martha E Grandits
(651) 241-5000
255 Smith Ave N
Saint Paul, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Anne G Minenko
(612) 625-8690
516 Delaware St Se
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Steven Ralph Ytterberg, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1976

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

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Arthur Lawrence Weaver, MD
(218) 562-5351
9914 Weavers Point Rd
Pequot Lakes, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: University Of Nebraska Medical Center

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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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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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Elvia G Moreta
(651) 644-4277
2854 Highway 55
Eagan, MN
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Rheumatology

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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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