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.

Bilal M Agha, MD
Apex, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mary Katherine Farmer
(919) 966-1072
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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John Joseph Zieminski
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gary Maniloff
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ahmad Kashif, MD
(704) 342-8000
7436 Willesden Ln
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Daniel Lee Kirby, MD
(321) 725-4500
2711 X Ray Dr
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1988

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Betty Jean Harmon
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Linda Raines Belhorn, MD
(919) 220-5306
4004 Benjamin Franklin Blvd
Durham, 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: 1987

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Douglas G Freeman Jr, MD
(919) 781-9633
5011 Brookhaven Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ashrito K Dayal, MD
(704) 534-0488
1018 Elizabeth Manor Ct
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Univ Of Madras, Vell
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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