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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Howard W Hauptman
(410) 494-1888
1220b E Joppa Rd
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Howard Hauptman
(410) 494-1888
1220 E Joppa Rd # B-310
Towson, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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

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Dr.THOMAS LANG
(410) 992-7440
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive #101
Ellicott City, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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Dr.Jill Ratain
(410) 955-3052
600 North Wolfe Street 319 Harvey Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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

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Stanley Russel Pillemer, MD
14408 Quietwood Ter
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mary B Burgoyne
(410) 820-8226
510 Idlewild Ave
Easton, MD
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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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