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

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Kristin Marie Gowin, MD
(828) 258-9533
445 Biltmore Ave Ste 306
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kimberly Carter Cerveny, MD
(252) 338-4117
102B Medical Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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Najeeb Omar Ghaussy, MD
(828) 452-0331
160 Pinecrest Way
Clyde, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1998

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Daniel Lee Kirby
(704) 825-5228
1212 Spruce St
Belmont, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gwenesta Barnum Melton, MD
(919) 323-1322
1756 Metromedical Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Cape Fear Valley Med Center, Fayetteville, Nc
Group Practice: Lafayette Clinic Pa

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Nortin M Hadler, MD
(919) 966-4191
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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