Chronic Back Pain Specialist Salisbury MD

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.

Michael E Crouch
(410) 546-3243
105 Pine Bluff Rd
Salisbury, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert H Knitzer
(301) 774-1797
3416 Olandwood Ct
Olney, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John O Meyerhoff
(410) 601-6314
2435 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Gabor G Illei, MD
(301) 496-5236
Building 10 Room 9s205 9000 Rockville Pike,
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pecsi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Pecs, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stephen Wayne George
(410) 992-7440
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Ivonne Herrera, MD
Seaford, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Zulia, Esc De Med, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Graduation Year: 1994

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Chaim Bernard Mond
(410) 525-1691
2835 Smith Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Tariq Mahmood, MD
201 Back River Neck Rd Ste 109
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Lisa Christopher, MD
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Nasser Nasseri
700 Geipe Road # 266
Catonsville, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: St Agnes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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