The Pain of Colon Cancer

Cancer pain can result from many sources. In colon cancer, the tumor can compress the colon or even spread to other parts of the body like the liver or bone. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy may all contribute to discomfort, even after the cancer is eliminated.  Colon cancer survivor Edel Blumberg shares his triumphs over …

Is Pain a Curse from God?

When pain overwhelms us, we feel compelled to ask, “Why did this happen to me?”  “Did I do something wrong?”  “Is this experience a curse from God?”  Religion is an important aspect of life for many people and often not discussed in the health care setting. Yet, people often rely on their faith when faced …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

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 …

Yoga for Well Being and Comfort Part II

The word “yoga” causes most of us to imagine twisting our bodies into human pretzels, but yoga is one of the Top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate Yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain. Our guests today will share the beneficial effects …

Yoga for Well Being and Comfort Part I

The word “yoga” causes most of us to imagine twisting our bodies into human pretzels, but yoga is one of the Top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate Yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain. Our guests today will share the beneficial effects …

Sports Pain

Sports Pain Live April 13, 2013 8:00AM EST We will examine how sports injuries including knee and shoulder pain are relieved. Our Guests include Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skater, Peggy Fleming, former Baltimore Ravens defensive end, Michael McCreary, and Baltimore Orioles team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Wilckens. All will share their expertise in managing …