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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Dr.Leila H. Zackrison
(703) 359-9300
11166 Fairfax Blvd # 405
Fairfax, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 25, reviews.

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Alan Ken Matsumoto, MD
(301) 942-7600
2955 Ivy Road,
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Blaylock
(540) 772-3707
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Thomas D Elder, MD
(804) 466-5931
1329 Graydon Ave
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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Stephen Edward Plotnick
(757) 412-1048
3500 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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John Paul Huff, MD
(210) 690-8067
Jefferson Parks Avenue Lee Street,
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1983

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Navera Rashid Ahmed
(703) 525-3069
1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 220
Arlington, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Mohammad Bahadori
(703) 492-6660
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy #203
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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