Chronic Back Pain Specialist Essex MD

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.

Tariq Mahmood, MD
201 Back River Neck Rd Ste 109
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joan M Bathon
(410) 550-2400
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Fredrick Wigley
(410) 550-2400
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Shari Miura Ling, MD
(410) 558-8384
5600 Nathan Shock Dr # 29
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joan Marie Bathon, MD
(410) 550-2400
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sangeeta Dileep Sule, MD
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1996

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Uzma J Haque, MD
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ami Aalok Shah
(410) 550-7715
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Clifton O Bingham
(410) 550-2400
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Philip Seo, MD
(410) 955-5000
4320 Seminary Road,
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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