Steve Kerr Wins NBA Title Despite Battle with Back Injury

The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, Steve Kerr celebrated his NBA Title win with the Golden State Warriors after missing 11 playoff games this season due to a back injury. As the team celebrated with confetti and champagne, Kerr had a thick bandage around his neck and back. Men in suits followed the Coach …

Coach Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz is one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He’s not only seen injury and pain on the football field, but has experienced and overcome pain himself. He also supported his wife in a caregiving role during her bout with the pain of throat cancer. We’ll hear how he moved …

Playing Through the Pain

Do you enjoy playing sports? How about swimming, tennis, or basketball? You may be an elite college or professional athlete, a child athlete, or just somebody who enjoys sports for its health benefits. Have coaches, your parents, or teammates ever asked you to play through an injury, or play through the pain? You might be …

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 …

Child Athletes at Risk

Three year old triathletes?  Elite sports and early specialization for seven year olds? Are we harming our kids with our obsession with youth sports, and putting them at risk for a lifetime of pain? To answer these questions, join Mark Hyman, author of Until it Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms …

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 …

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 …