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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Dr.Hoke Shirley
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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Caryn Anne Libbey, MD
(603) 889-5690
19 Tyler St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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John G Schlegelmilch
(603) 354-5450
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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

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Lin Anita Brown, MD
(603) 650-8622
2 Huntley Rd
Hanover, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stewart I LeVenson
(603) 624-4366
718 Smyth Rd
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Caryn Libbey
(603) 889-5690
19 Tyler St # 205
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christopher J Lynch
(603) 625-2775
30 Canton St
Manchester, NH
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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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