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.

Dr.Ahmad Kashif
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd # 600
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Presby
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Duncan Fagundus
(252) 752-6101
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kara M Martin
(910) 692-8840
681 S Bennett St
Southern Pines, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Helen Easter Harmon, MD
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, 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: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Physicians East PA

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Laura Schanberg
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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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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Duncan McLeod Fagundus, MD
(252) 752-6101
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1988

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John L Harshbarger
(910) 762-1182
1710 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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William Thomas Rowe
(336) 373-0611
1511 Westover Ter
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Riteesha Guttikonda
(704) 446-1242
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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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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