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 …

Emu Oil: Topical Triumph over Pain?

Our guest Johnny Bench is a Hall of Fame Catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds. Like so many, Johnny suffers the pain of arthritis but he’s moved beyond a world of terrible pain that once restricted his whole life. During the show, we’ll learn about a topical pain reliever called Emu Oil and Johnny’s …

Pain and Addiction

Opioids can be invaluable for treating pain, but prescription painkillers can lead to abuse and addiction.  In fact, up to 7% of patients prescribed opioids to treat chronic pain may develop the disease of addiction. Christopher Kennedy Lawford, author of two, New York Times bestselling books on addiction, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office …

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part I

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding member and president of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Charlie Harles share his triumphs over many years of skeletal …

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part II

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding member and president of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation Charlie Harles share his triumphs over many years of skeletal …

shingles pain

Postherpetic Neuralgia (Chronic Shingles Pain)

Although the symptoms associated with shingles can be distressing, the pain that persists after the rash resolves, known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most worrisome. Traveling, shopping, cooking, and even dressing may all come to a halt. Hacky Clark, a successful estate attorney explains firsthand how PHN has affected his life and PHN expert Dr. …

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part I

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host. She’s a certified registered dietitian with a masters degree in Nutritional Science. Lisa will explore these topics and help us regain control of our appetite …

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part II

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions?  Can certain foods, vitamins, or probiotics fight pain and elevate our mood? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV Host. She’s a certified registered dietician with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. …

Sexual Pain Part I

You may be shocked to find out that up to 20% of women have had sexual pain during their lives. That’s higher than the percentage of adults with asthma, cancer, or heart disease. Our first guest Jessica shares, for the first time in public, how she’s endured five years of misdiagnosed vulvar pain resulting in a …

The Pain of a Wounded Warrior Part I

Persistent pain is highly prevalent among military veterans and they often suffer one of the most intense types of pain imaginable- burns. Our guest is Johns Roberts, executive vice president of Warrior Relations for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was critically injured, and severely burned over 80% of his body while serving in the Marine …