The Epidemic of Chronic Pain in America

Dr. Paul Christo, leading pain expert from The John Hopkins Hospital and host of the radio show Aches and Gains, appears on The Balancing Act to talk about the epidemic of chronic pain in America, and where pain sufferers can go for relief. Watch the full clip below.

Dr. Christo & America’s First Radio Show on Overcoming Pain

Dr. Paul Christo is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist and Johns Hopkins–trained pain medicine specialist. He’s an associate professor and researcher at Hopkins in the division of pain medicine and department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. You might think someone with such an impressive academic pedigree might talk a little over your head and …

Managing the Fear of Prescription Drug Addiction

Doctors prescribe more painkillers today than they ever have – with primary care providers accounting for about half of opioid pain relievers dispensed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With all the media attention – and untimely celebrity deaths – related to pain medication, it’s not surprising that chronic pain patients …

Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented?

Can chronic pain be prevented? Is there a way to silence pain early, before it becomes a lifelong affliction? The question has taken a back seat to efforts to treat pain, but research is starting to point the way. Dr. Paul Christo speaks with The Boston Globe reporter Felice J. Freyer about new approaches to prevent pain …

Pot for Pain? 80% of Docs Surveyed by PPM Say Yes

Medical marijuana continues to be a hot topic in pain management and of great interest to readers of Practical Pain Management. In September, PPM featured medical marijuana (MM) on our cover and the main article is currently ranked as the #1 most read article on the PPM website.