What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Addiction

When we think about Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kurt Cobain, Cory Monteith, and Marilyn Monroe, we think of tragedy. These artists not only died, they went out with a bang by “living too hard”. Addiction is not what it seems in the movies or on TV. Cheryl Strayed’s recent book turned movie Wild depicted recovered heroin addicts …

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part I

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will share his battle with rectal cancer and the triumphs he’s achieved in overcoming his pain. Then Dr. …

A Year in Radio: Our Favorite Shows

Aches and Gains had an interesting year full of hot topics and interesting stories. Some of my favorite topics to discuss were also your favorites. Many of you were most interested in texting neck pain which is an affliction that affects every single one of us. Others wanted to know more about Elvis Presley and …

A Year in Review

2015 has been an interesting year when it comes to the wide range of topics we have covered. From fibromyalgia to Elvis and celebrities battling Lyme disease. There is nothing that we cannot cover here when it comes to pain and we have learned so much over the last year. The Battle with Fibromyalgia Women …

My Favorite Episodes: Providing a Voice for Living in Pain

I created my radio show, Aches and Gains, to provide a voice for the more than 100 million people in need of relief from living in pain.  Celebrities, public figures, health practitioners and pain experts share their stories of struggle and success on the show every week, helping to lessen the stigma that’s all too …

Elvis Presley and Agonizing Pain

Interviews with friends and physicians of the late “King of Rock and Roll” give us a deeper look at Elvis’ health, personal life and legacy. The episodes dedicated to exploring the life and death of one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Elvis Presley, are among some of the most popular Aches and Gains …

Text Neck Pain, Part II

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

Text Neck Pain, Part I

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

Maya Angelou shared with Aches and Gains in 2014.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Legacy for Inspiration and Grace Living with Pain

Dr. Maya Angelou was featured on Aches and Gains shortly before her passing.  After a traumatic event, Dr. Maya Angelou spent nearly six years of her youth as a mute in which she suffered great emotional pain. Despite her era of silence, she went on to become a voice for many generations and cultures as an author, …

Lyme disease causes a variety of vague symptoms.

Celebrities Battling Lyme Disease Go Public to Raise Awareness

Avril Lavigne was bedridden for months after contracting Lyme disease sometime in 2014. Singer and songwriter Avril Lavigne graced the cover of People Magazine in April after more than five months out of the spotlight due to her battle with Lyme disease. Lavigne, who is 30-years-old, says she was bedridden for months after contracting the …