Stomach Pain

Sexual Pain, Part II

In Part II of sexual pain, we’ll delve more deeply into Jessica’s story of enduring five years of misdiagnosed vulvar pain. We’ll discover how correcting her hip problem allowed her to live virtually pain free. Dr. Deborah Coady also provides new information on the best treatments for sexual pain in women.

The Pain of a Wounded Warrior, Part II

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 …

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

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 …

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 Mystery of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) attacks the nervous system and can cause painful, stinging, needle-like sensations along with numbness and weakness. The cause is unknown, but this type of neuropathy can be associated with HIV and Lupus. Ellen Schecter, an award-winning writer takes us through a time when she felt her life was shattered by …

Ticks, Targets, and Terrific Pain, Part II

Can you imagine feeling like your nerves were doused in gasoline and lit on fire? Many patients with active disease or the chronic form of the disease called, Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome develop pain. It ranges from flu like headaches and joint aches to shooting pain down the arms, muscle spasms, or widespread arthritis. …

Cancer Pain

It’s estimated that over 12 million Americans have cancer. Sadly, severe and chronic pain occurs in over 30% of patients undergoing therapy and in almost 70% of patients with advanced disease. Nancy Amato, who is actively battling pancreatic cancer, shares an intimate portrait of her experience while Dr. Oscar De Leon of the Roswell Park …

Herbal Remedies for Pain

Have you thought about using Feverfew, Cat’s Claw, or Ginger to ease your pain? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4 billion people or 80% of the world population use herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. Dr. Chad Wilde, a pain specialist and herbalist will give us his recommendations on effective …

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 …

Vulnerabilities in Racehorses

Today, we step away from human pain and examine animal pain. The similarities may astound you.  We’ll get an in depth look at thoroughbred racehorses. Targeting injury and pain and then treating them quickly and effectively are critical.  But, how is this done? Do trainers have a remarkable gift for understanding horses?  John Servis, champion …