Chronic Back Pain Specialist High Point NC

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.

Robert M Gay
(336) 802-2060
810 N Lindsay St
High Point, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Aldona Ziolkowska
(336) 510-9873
2209 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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John Joseph Zieminski
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
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Rheumatology

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William Thomas Rowe
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William Worth Truslow, MD
(336) 379-7597
409 Parkway Ste A
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert Milton Gay Jr, MD
(336) 802-2065
2821 Swan Lake Dr
High Point, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Shaili DeVeshwar
(336) 275-6318
201 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Peter LeVitin
(336) 274-3241
301 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William Thomas Rowe, MD
(336) 373-1537
1600 Saint Francis Rd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1969

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Peter Mark Levitin, MD
(336) 274-3241
301 E Wendover Ave Ste 200
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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