Chronic Back Pain Specialist Pinckney 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.

Anita H Kirsch, MD
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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James E Dowd
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Sosa V Kocheril
(810) 494-2500
8001 Challis Road
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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

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John D Bradley
(734) 769-7100
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Anita H Kirsch
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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James Edward Dowd, MD
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr Ste 100
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi; Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

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Sarkar Sujata, MD
1592 Abigail Way
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bs Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Bankura, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nina Pravin Tahiliani, MD
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kathleen Ann Menerey, MD
(734) 995-0303
2004 Hogback Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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