Chronic Back Pain Specialist Jefferson City MO

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.

Karen H Rice, MD
(314) 634-2620
1505 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Capital City Medical Assoc

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Stephen D Sides
(573) 635-5264
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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James Herbert Esther, MD
(314) 205-0300
612 Glenview Pl
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1976

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Anne Herron, MD
(314) 275-8600
222 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 750N
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1965

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Wendell D Bronson
(816) 271-7979
802 N Riverside Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Karen Rice
(573) 634-2620
1505 Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Karen Rice
(573) 634-2620
1505 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ali J Abu-Libdeh
(417) 623-2600
2631 Cunningham Ave
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Mark Jeffrey Jarek, MD
(417) 875-3130
3733 S Moonlit Ln
Republic, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven A Lauter
(314) 567-4541
3023 N Ballas Road Missouri Baptist Medial Center
St Louis, MO
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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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