Chronic Back Pain Specialist Rocky Mount 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.

Nicholas A Patrone
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John L Mc Cain, MD
(919) 243-0790
2402 Camden St SW Ste 700
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc

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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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Geeta Katwa
(252) 744-2207
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kristin Marie Gowin
(828) 251-4317
445 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Nicholas A Patrone, MD
(919) 937-0464
PO Box 7200
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kathleen Taylor Queen, MD
(704) 452-0331
Mtn Med Assoc Ste 9 600 Hospital Dr
Clyde, 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: 1981

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Najeeb O Ghaussy
(828) 452-0331
600 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Douglas Lee Metcalf
(336) 277-0361
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gregory Frank Schimizzi, MD
(910) 762-1182
1710 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
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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