Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem Part I

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone.  Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain.  She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us to highlight her surprising and comprehensive research …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem, Part II

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone. Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain. She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us for Part II to talk about gender …

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy, Part II

Our first guest, Fran Munroe suffered from 50 years of migraine headaches that would leave her bedridden for 2-3 days. Aromatherapy has allowed her to escape a migraine more than 95% of the time.  Dr. Kamyar Hedayat, expert in medical aromatherapy, joins us again to share the power of essential oils in combating conditions like …

Gout

Gout: The King of Pain?

The pain from gout can be crushing.  It’s the most common inflammatory joint disease and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone.  It’s also been referred to as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” because rich foods and alcohol, symbols of the “good life” trigger painful attacks.  On today’s …

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. …