Chronic Back Pain Specialist Danville VA

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.

Joel Kovarsky, MD
(434) 799-2302
800 Memorial Dr
Danville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972

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Claude Abujrab, MD
Mc Lean, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Brinda Mayur Dixit, MD
426 Vespasian Cir
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1998

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Stewart Edwin Kohler
(540) 373-1330
2301 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Rheumatology

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Dr.SHIKHA SAREBAHI
(804) 526-6062
430 Clairmont Ct # 122
Colonial Heights, VA
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Samuel Wesley Atkins Jr, MD
(434) 799-9023
Ringgold, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1948

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Stewart Edwin Kohler, MD
(540) 373-1330
2301 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966

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Rosalia M Lomeo
(540) 899-3863
2301 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Joel Kovarsky, MD
(434) 799-2302
800 Memorial Dr
Danville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972

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Julianne S Orlowski
(757) 461-6997
816 Greenbrier Cir
Chesapeake, VA
Specialty
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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