Chronic Back Pain Specialist Morganton 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.

Dr.Dennis Payne
(828) 322-1996
225 18th Street Southeast
Hickory, NC
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Rheumatologist
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Piedmont Rheumatology
(828) 322-1996
230 18th Street Cir SE
Hickory, NC

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

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Daniel Lee Kirby
(704) 825-5228
1212 Spruce St
Belmont, NC
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Rheumatology

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Tamer Alsebai, MD
(870) 628-6288
Medicine Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Sally Agner Nicks, MD
(828) 322-1996
734 4th St SW
Hickory, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1983

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Geeta Katwa
(252) 744-2207
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
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Rheumatology

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Helen Easter Harmon
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, NC
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Rheumatology

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Gary Bruce Maniloff, MD
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd Ste 600
Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1981

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Barton Haynes
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
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Internal Medicine, 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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