Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Part I

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is non-invasive and produces electrical stimulation in the brain. It targets the outer layer of the brain called the cerebral cortex, and may help correct areas inside the brain that have been altered due to chronic pain. TMS is FDA approved for major depression and recently, a handheld form is approved …

Back Care Awareness Week

Lower back pain is one of the most common disabilities in the Western world. It affects about 80% of Americans at some point during their lives. It’s also the most common reason to miss work, and the second-most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. In order to support Back Care Awareness Week, here …

The Advocacy of ChronicBabe, Part II

ChronicBabe is an online support group for younger women who want to move beyond their pain to live full lives. It’s a supportive community that listens, teaches acceptance, and offers coping strategies. On today’s show, we’ll discover how ChronicBabe has given its founder, Jenni Prokopy the tools to accomplish more than she ever imagined, delve …

The Advocacy of ChronicBabe, Part I

ChronicBabe is an online support group for younger women who want to move beyond their pain to live full lives. It’s a supportive community that listens, teaches acceptance, and offers coping strategies. On today’s show, we’ll find out how the founder, Jenni Prokopy has overcome 20 years of struggling with fibromyalgia, why she created ChronicBabe, …

War on Opioids, Part I

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite having a traumatic biking accident, she refused to go to the emergency room, fearing that she’d be labelled an addict, that her opioids would be taken away, and her pain would be left out of control. Author and journalist, Maia Szalavitz, then joins us. She’s written about the war on drugs and how it’s hurting patients who need them the most.

Text Neck Pain, Part II

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

Text Neck Pain, Part I

Since the term, “Text Neck” was coined in 2008, we’ve been seeing more patients with neck pain and headaches. “Text Neck” or now “Tech Neck” is felt to be a repetitive strain injury from constantly looking down to type or read text messages, answer emails or checking social media sites. First, a rare interview with …

What Every Man Should Know about His Health, Part II

Did you know that the average man only lives to age 76? Most guys aren’t healthy at that age either, and wish they had taken better care of themselves. Men often hold back from complaining about pain as well, and many would rather suffer in silence. We’re joined today by Bill Phillips, the Editor-in-Chief of …

Beyond the Cosmetic: Botox for Pain Management

Botox can be a safe, noninvasive alternative to surgery for certain health conditions. Emmy and Tony-award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth admitted to Prevention Magazine back in 2011 that she gets Botox (botulinum toxin) regularly, but not for the reason you’d think.

What Every Man Should Know about His Health, Part I

Did you know that the average man only lives to age 76? Most guys aren’t healthy at that age either, and wish they had taken better care of themselves. Men often hold back from complaining about pain as well, and many would rather suffer in silence. We’re joined today by Bill Phillips, the Editor-in-Chief of …