Medical Marijuana, Pain, and Controversy

Marijuana is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. It’s one of the oldest documented medicines in history, and there are many therapeutic uses: it manages pain, including the pain of childbirth, relieves spasticity (from multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury), reduces nausea, stimulates appetite and can control glaucoma. On the other …

Trigeminal Neuralgia

There are several facial pain syndromes, but Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) may be the worst. Sudden, stabbing, electrical sensations radiating from the ear down the face are typical leading some to call this syndrome the “suicide disease” because the pain can be so excruciating.  We’ll get a firsthand account of living with and overcoming TN from …

JFK’s Pain – Historical Perspective Part II

Many know that President John F. Kennedy suffered from low back pain. But, Kennedy’s medical history was far more serious and complex.  In fact, his health was a closely guarded secret. It wasn’t until the release of his medical records in 2002 that the public became aware of his lifelong struggle with pain. In the …

JFK’s Pain – Historical Perspective Part I

Many know that President John F. Kennedy suffered from low back pain. But, Kennedy’s medical history was far more serious and complex.  In fact, his health was a closely guarded secret. It wasn’t until the release of his medical records in 2002 that the public became aware of his lifelong struggle with pain. The first …

Knee Pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body, and the knee joint has great susceptibility to injury, degeneration from age, and arthritis. In adults, the most common causes of knee pain are due to overuse and trauma. On today’s show, we’ll first hear from Joe Montana, one of football’s biggest names. He’ll share how …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

Sports Pain

Sports Pain Live April 13, 2013 8:00AM EST We will examine how sports injuries including knee and shoulder pain are relieved. Our Guests include Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skater, Peggy Fleming, former Baltimore Ravens defensive end, Michael McCreary, and Baltimore Orioles team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Wilckens. All will share their expertise in managing …