Chronic Back Pain Specialist Marquette MI

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.

Jasmine Joseph
(906) 225-3910
1414 W Fair Ave
Marquette, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Swanson, Mercier Appraisers
906-228-2-96344
1229 W. Washington St.
Marquette, MI
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Dr.Martin Garber
(734) 477-0211
3145 clark rd. suite 202 Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Amar Q Majjhoo
(586) 777-7577
29200 Harper Ave
Saint Clair Shores, MI
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Rheumatology

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Syed Rizvi, MD
(989) 453-3585
168 N Caseville Rd
Pigeon, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Esc De Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1985

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Andrea Dlesk, MD
(906) 486-8576
54 N Camp Rd
Ishpeming, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michele L Gerber Jaffee, MD
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Thomas Frederick Ignaczak, MD
710 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1971

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Algimantas P Maciulis, MD
(989) 894-6040
200 S Wenona St
Bay City, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Innsbruck, Med Fac, Innsbruck, Austria (407-28 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Bay Med Ctr -West Campus, Bay City, Mi
Group Practice: Allen Medical Bldg

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Marcia Anne Johnson, MD
(248) 356-8550
28625 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mi; Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Arthritis Center Of Southfield

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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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