Spinal Cord Stimulation

Medical technology is growing every day. Even those with chronic pain can hold out hope for a new technology to relieve them quickly and efficiently. Spinal cord stimulation has been around for a while, but it is mostly used as a last resort. It is for people whose therapies have not worked and they are …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part II

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson join us once again. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part I

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson joins us today. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily Apple, …

Back Care Awareness Week

Lower back pain is one of the most common disabilities in the Western world. It affects about 80% of Americans at some point during their lives. It’s also the most common reason to miss work, and the second-most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. In order to support Back Care Awareness Week, here …

Pain is the Number One Health Problem

In one of my more popular radio show episodes, “American’s Biggest Health Problem” http://paulchristomd.com/pain-americas-biggest-health-problem-part-i/.  I discuss the chronic pain crisis with award-winning health journalist and author Judy Foreman. Her book, A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem, covers surprising and comprehensive research into what many consider our biggest health concern today. Judy said …

Posture Guru and Pain Relief Part II

If you have musculoskeletal pain and about 30% of adults do, this show is for you. We continue our discussion with Esther Gokhale, known as the Posture Guru of Silicon Valley. She discusses the sustainability of her method, details about her workshops, and which painful conditions she can best help. She’s the author of 8 …

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Posture Guru and Pain Relief Part I

If you have musculoskeletal pain and about 30% of adults do, this show is for you. We continue our discussion with Esther Gokhale, known as the Posture Guru of Silicon Valley. She discusses the sustainability of her method, details about her workshops, and which painful conditions she can best help. She’s the author of 8 …

Low Back Pain

Between 70-80% of the world’s population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some time in their lives. Nikki Stone, 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist severely damaged two discs in her lower back from repeated high-altitude jumps. Listen in as she shares her story of fighting to overcome this painful injury just two years before becoming …

Innovations in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Nerve stimulation with small doses of electricity has been used for pain relief since Egyptian and Roman times. In this show, we’ll learn about exciting advances in neurostimulation for controlling pain. Andy Magruder shares his compelling story of how a pain pacemaker transformed his life following three spinal surgeries.  And then, Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, neurosurgeon …

Biacuplasty: A New Therapy for Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common disabilities in the Western world. In fact, it affects about 80% of Americans at some point during their lives. The costs are massive, and estimated somewhere between $100-200 billion annually. Discogenic pain, or pain that comes from the intervertebral discs accounts for most of the …