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.

Sally Agner Nicks, MD
(828) 322-1996
734 4th St SW
Hickory, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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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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Piedmont Rheumatology
(828) 322-1996
230 18th Street Cir SE
Hickory, NC

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Tracy Lea Lovell, MD
(843) 792-2731
3330 Thurston Bldg Cb 7280,
Chapel Hill, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 2000

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Helen Easter Harmon, MD
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, 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: 1984
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Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Physicians East PA

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Robert A Harrell III, MD
(919) 220-5306
4004 Ben Franklin Blvd
Durham, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Dennis Payne
(828) 322-1996
225 18th Street Southeast
Hickory, NC
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Rheumatologist
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Betty Jean Harmon
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, NC
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Rheumatology

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Garland Radford Moeller, MD
(252) 447-7088
532 Webb Blvd
Havelock, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Languages
Spanish
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Craven Reg Med Authority, New Bern, Nc
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John B Winfield
(828) 263-5506
400 Shadowline Dr
Boone, NC
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Rheumatology

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(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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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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