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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Andrea Marx
(410) 337-7780
120 Sister Pierre Dr Ste 507
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Joan Marie Bathon, MD
(410) 550-2400
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edward L Morris
(410) 415-5800
2700 Quarry Lake Drive
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William R Gilliland, MD
(202) 782-7056
2302 Churchill Rd
Silver Spring, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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Lawrence H Schainker
(301) 762-5020
1201 Seven Locks Rd
Rockville, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Melissa Lynn Hawkins Holt
(410) 992-7440
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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

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Ronald Stephen Pototsky, MD
(410) 383-2150
821 N Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
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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