Chronic Back Pain Specialist Greer SC

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.

Gulzar A Merchant, MD
(864) 877-0570
18 S Cedarbluff Ct
Greer, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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DeBorah Meadows
(864) 297-0080
200 Patewood Drive
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gulzar Merchant
(864) 454-2275
200 Patewood Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Amir M Agha, MD
138 Milestone Way Ste B
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Geneva Hill
(864) 235-8396
3 Saint Francis Drive #400
Greenville, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Dr.Amir Agha
(864) 716-6030
138 Milestone Way # B
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.4, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Dr.Ana Funariu
(864) 454-2270
c100, 200 Patewood Dr
Greenville, SC
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Deborah Meadows, MD
(803) 235-8396
200 Patewood Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Upstate Osteoporosis

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Dr.Allison Lipsey
(864) 242-4683
1025 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, SC
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Josette J Johnson, MD
(864) 235-8396
3 Saint Francis Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Piedmont Arthritis Clinic

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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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