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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Piedmont Rheumatology
(828) 322-1996
230 18th Street Cir SE
Hickory, NC

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John Joseph Zieminski
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
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Andrew Jay Laster, MD
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd Ste 600
Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
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Randal White
(252) 752-6600
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
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Sally Agner Nicks, MD
(828) 322-1996
734 4th St SW
Hickory, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
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Dr.John Babich
(704) 541-3055
10460 Park Rd # 100
Charlotte, NC
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Toni I Evans, MD
(804) 675-5000
4016 Black Sycamore Dr
Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1981

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Douglas Lee Metcalf, MD
(336) 768-6161
1900 S Hawthorne Rd Ste 652
Winston Salem, NC
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
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532 Webb Blvd
Havelock, NC
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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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