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.

Jeffrey A Alloway
(252) 752-6101
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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George B Brothers Jr, MD
(919) 490-8115
4202 Champaign Dr
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert A Harrell III, MD
(919) 220-5306
4004 Ben Franklin Blvd
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kenneth Stuart O Rourke
(336) 716-2177
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Mark Danl Harris, MD
(252) 321-8991
2100 Statonsburg Rd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1992

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Barton Haynes
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Emily Jane Herron, MD
(704) 355-8610
10430 Park Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973

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Consuelo d Rabinovich
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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George Ho Jr, MD
(252) 744-2533
Brody Bldg Rm 3E-59
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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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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