Chronic Back Pain Specialist Laconia NH

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.

Luchi S Quinones
(603) 524-5151
724 N Main St
Laconia, NH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Daniel A Albert
(603) 650-8622
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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SonIta Claire K Estrada
(603) 742-3664
15 Old Rollinsford Rd
Dover, NH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Todd David Daugherty
(603) 354-5400
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Schlegelmilch, MD
(603) 354-5400
580 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1975

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Hoke H Shirley III, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Business
Concord Orthopaedic Professional Associates
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Angelica Gonzalez
(603) 595-3614
17 Riverside St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Bruce Steven Samuels
(603) 742-3664
15 Old Rollinsford Road Suite 204
Dover, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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George James Morgan, MD
(603) 650-5000
17 Woodcock Ln
Etna, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sandeep Bodhraj Varma, MD
224 Elm St
Claremont, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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