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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Linda Marian Katz, MD
(202) 418-3363
Potomac, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Mary Balsley Burgoyne, MD
(410) 820-8226
510 Idlewild Ave
Easton, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1986

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Marcia D Coe, MD
(301) 572-3328
9625 E Bexhill Dr
Kensington, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1984

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Barry Sheldon Handwerger, MD
(410) 706-6474
2200 Kernan Dr
Gwynn Oak, 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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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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Nona Treadway Colburn, MD
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Wilson Mullins, MD
(301) 493-2500
10215 Fernwood Rd
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1978

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Stuart Mitchell Levine, MD
(410) 283-8615
2 Hamlet Dr
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1998

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Emma Giacinta Diiorio
(301) 942-7600
2730 University Blvd W
Wheaton, 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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