Chronic Back Pain Specialist Rockingham 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.

Bob Wodecki, MD
(704) 872-8711
124 Sunset Hill Rd
Statesville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
Graduation Year: 1986

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William Eugene Byrd, MD
(252) 535-1082
1724 E 10th St
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jesse Earle Roberts, MD
(919) 326-1100
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC
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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Randal Earl White, MD
(252) 752-6101
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1980

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Richard Warren Evans
(828) 697-6050
840 Fleming St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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

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Duncan Alexander McCall, MD
(704) 873-4909
766 Hartness Rd
Statesville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael S Hershfield
(919) 684-8111
4101 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Wilson Puett, MD
(910) 762-1182
1710 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1988

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Glenn Alan McCain
(704) 372-1604
300 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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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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