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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Nirupa Jashbhai Patel, MD
(312) 933-3690
8715 1st Ave Apt 811D
Silver Spring, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Caroline Samuels
(301) 322-2326
7582 Annapolis Rd
Landover Hills, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Sherry A Guardiano, DO
(757) 446-8910
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1998

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Seth Howard Lourie
(301) 513-7777
7500 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
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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Edmund John MacLaughlin
(410) 228-0556
10 Aurora St
Cambridge, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Raymond Lewis Malamet, MD
(301) 791-6680
346 Mill St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Florin Niculescu
(410) 795-9700
412 Malcolm Drive #306
Westminster, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Carroll County
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mary B Burgoyne
(410) 820-8226
510 Idlewild Ave
Easton, MD
Specialty
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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