Moving Pain Free: Feldenkrais

If you have musculoskeletal pain, especially in the neck or low back, headaches, or arthritis then consider a distinctive approach to pain relief, called Feldenkrais –  a gentle, low risk, manipulative therapy. First, Christine describes how she substantially reduced her neck, shoulder, and arm pain after five months of practicing Feldenkrais.  Then Guild Certified Practitioner Paris …

Not in My Head

Have you ever fractured one of your bones? Sprained your ankle? For some, the pain in the arm or leg doesn’t go away, and begins to feel like an intense sunburn that human touch and even wind can make unbearable. Nicole Hemmenway, author of No, It Is NOT In My Head, shares a harrowing story …

Fibromyalgia with AJ Langer- Her Struggles and Ultimate Success

Fibromyalgia affects up to 4% of the population, and leads to widespread body pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and even memory problems. Women are nine times more frequently affected than men. Actress AJ Langer, best known for her television roles on My So Called Life, Seinfeld, and Coach talks about her struggles and ultimate success with …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Abdominal pain can be grueling, causing cramps, spasms and intense squeezing sensations. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a common cause of abdominal pain and represents one of the digestive diseases that affect 90 million Americans. Lisa Thorpe shares her experience with IBS and how she’s benefited from both traditional and integrative treatments. Dr. Gerald …

Pain in Little People

A primary cause of dwarfism is a medical condition called Achondroplasia, a type of skeletal dysplasia. Joint pain, nerve compression, and early degenerative spine changes often cause pain in little people, which is under appreciated and poorly managed. We’ll find out how Dee Miller, a little person, has moved past serious spinal pain and spinal …

Preventing a Lifetime of Pain after Surgery, Part I

Did you know that postoperative pain that lingers is often neglected? In fact, pain doesn’t go away in half of all patients having chest wall surgery called a thoracotomy, an amputation, or breast surgery. Jonathan Poinsett, a 29 year old Army Veteran who shattered his heel bone describes a near painless postoperative experience both in …

Preventing a Lifetime of Pain after Surgery, Part II

Did you know that postoperative pain that lingers is often neglected? In fact, pain doesn’t go away in half of all patients having chest wall surgery called a thoracotomy, an amputation, or breast surgery. In Part II, Gene Neier tells us how a catheter placed in his neck provided great pain relief and allowed him …

Torture

The Pain of Torture, Part II

The very word “Torture” conveys the stark reality of pain – pain inflicted intentionally upon another human being. We’ll hear the harrowing experiences of author Marina Nemat who endured painful foot lashings, a broken wrist, and narrowly escaped a death sentence while she was imprisoned in Iran. Dr. RaminAsgary founded and directed the Human Rights Program at the Mt. Sinai …

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy helps stimulate the healing of chronically injured ligaments and tendons. It reduces pain and may even regenerate new tissue. Dr. Jeffrey Patterson (in memoriam) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine is one of the country’s leading experts on Prolotherapy and will give insight into this method of healing. Troy Tousey, our second guest, has …

Joint Hypermobility Pain: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist probably had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – extreme joint flexibility where one can voluntarily dislocate and relocate their joints. Unfortunately, 90% of those with EDS suffer from chronic pain.  We’re joined by Maggie Buckley, who shares her experience with joint hypermobility, accompanying pain, and methods of coping with EDS. Ehlers-Danlos …