Blood, Sweat, Tears, and…Urine? Part II

We’re familiar with blood testing, but other specimens like sweat, hair, saliva, and nails can be tested too. How about testing our urine? Patients using opioids or other controlled substances for pain relief typically do have their urine checked. Jackie, our first guest has been a nurse for 30 years. Opioids have given her the …

The Worse Pain of Your Life – Kidney Stones Part I

Many of us have heard people say that passing a kidney stone is the most painful experience ever. What if it happens to you, and how can you prevent it from happening? Ty Ford, audio engineer and co-producer of Aches and Gains, will revisit his experience with passing a kidney stone and how he got …

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Genital Pain & Cyclist’s Syndrome, Part I

Everyday things like sitting or exercising can be virtually impossible if you are suffering from pudendal neuralgia, commonly called cyclist’s syndrome, which affects the pelvic floor. Patients feel stabbing, stinging, or burning sensations around the anal, scrotal, or labial regions of the body. Leslie describes how normal childbirth led to a feeling of having a “lit …

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 …