Chronic Back Pain Specialist Sun City AZ

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.

Nehad Soloman, MD
8349 W Bajada Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Joy Schechtman
(623) 566-3550
6525 West Sack Drive #202
Glendale, AZ
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F
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dimpy Kapoor, MD
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Richard Finch, MD
(602) 277-5551
501 W Aire Libre Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joanne B Gurin, MD
PO Box 82154
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of M
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ravi Bhalla, MD
(602) 249-0212
13660 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joy Schechtman, DO
(623) 566-3550
6525 W Sack Dr Ste 108
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael William Egan, MD
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gerhard Ludwig Bach, MD
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Univ Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dimpy Kapoor
(623) 399-9010
9305 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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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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