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
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
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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Jesse Earle Roberts, MD
(919) 326-1100
PO Box 20007
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Legal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Steven Louis Mendelsohn
(828) 258-9533
445 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul Brent Ferrell
(704) 482-1482
711 N Dekalb St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Dennis Payne
(828) 322-1996
225 18th Street Southeast
Hickory, NC
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M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Joseph Zieminski
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Nicholas A Patrone
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alfredo C Rivadeneira, MD
(919) 966-0569
176 Blue Rock Trl
Pittsboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1991

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Cheryl Reis Robertson, MD
(704) 365-0760
3535 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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