Dr. Robert Bonakdar, MD is the director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM) in San Diego. He has been a long time friend and associate at SCIM. He has been a champion of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Here are two articles in which he along with others look at the impact of meditation and mindfulness when dealing with chronic pain.
Dealing with their pain through meditation, more and more chronic pain sufferers have been able to come to terms with their pain, diminish the intensity of their pain while using less medications, and experience more calm than they thought possible. How Meditation Releases and Relieves Pain