America's Leading Pain Doctor

My life’s mission is to help you overcome your pain.

Aches and Gains on SiriusXM

America’s first radio show dedicated to overcoming chronic pain.

Aches and Gaines: The Book

A comprehensive guide to overcoming your pain.

Upcoming Shows

The Aches and Gains Radio Show: Airing Saturday @ 5:00 & 5:30PM EST on SiriusXM Channel 131

Blood, Sweat, Tears, and…Urine? Part I

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...

Blood, Sweat, Tears, and…Urine? Part I

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...

Most Searched Pain Topics

Back and Neck

Injury, illness or syndrome, back pain is the most common chronic pain issue in America.

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Cancer

Hear from survivors of cancer and thee types of treatments from cannabis to radiation.

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Diabetes

Manage your diabetes pain, including neuropathy, which is the most common effect of diabetes worldwide.

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Fibromyalgia

50 million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue.

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Opioids

Everything from opioid reversal treatment and governmental updates, to safely using opioids for treating chronic pain.

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Television Appearances

Expert Perspective: The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19

Expert Perspective: The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19

The ongoing 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted care provision for patients with pain disorders, as well as those with opioid use disorder. As a result, public health experts have voiced concern that the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen the opioid...

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Celebrity Praise

You and I need more Doctors like Dr. Paul, who have a hard background in science and medicine. But, since we are also spiritual, emotional, mental as well as physical beings, we need healers who acknowledge all these aspects. I’m glad to have met Dr. Paul and to know he is carrying the banner for both

Naomi Judd

6 Time Grammy Award Winner & Best Selling, Author

“Aches and Gains gave me a wonderful platform to share my story and raise awareness for Lyme disease, one of the fastest growing illnesses in America. Thank you, Dr. Paul Christo for having me as a guest.”

Ally Hilfiger

Author & Daughter of Designer Tommy Hilfiger

“Aches and Gains is not just the result of a solid workout program, it’s a terrific initiative from Dr. Paul Christo that everyone should pay attention to! Believe me, he is talking to YOU! And you will be glad you heard him. I had the pleasure of being on with him and I can tell you that I learned as much from him as anyone could have learned from me. I am honored to be a part of this movement!”

Gunnar Peterson

Fitness Trainer to the Stars

Pain Strategies

Exercise

Learn more about home exercises, stretches and strength training, and how exercise can improve your chronic pain.

Holistic

Learn how to focus on relaxation and understand Eastern medical practices for pain like acupuncture, yoga and essential oils.

Injections

Procedures and injections like epidural interventions are frequently used to help manage chronic pain, especially in the spine.

Medications

Medications are the most common form of treating chronic pain, including opioids. Learn about safe medication options for healing.

Surgery

Sometimes the best way to treat pain is with surgical procedures, and we cover groundbreaking procedures and recovery strategies.

Awards and Honors 

Fellow, Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship Program: A Media and Policy Initiative

2008-2009

One of six pain experts selected from the U.S. and Canada to advocate for better pain care by raising the visibility of the global impact of pain with the media and policymakers

The Pain Community “Hero” (Patient Advocacy Association)

2014

One practitioner selected each year by the leaders of the organization for demonstrated achievement in advancing the cause of patients in pain.

The John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award (American Pain Society)

2016

One clinician selected each year by the leaders of the organization to honor outstanding contributions to the field of pain medicine through public education, dissemination of information, and public service.

American Pain Society Awards Committee

2016

Pain Educator of the Year (American Society of Pain Educators)

2016

One practitioner selected each year by the leaders of the organization to recognize outstanding commitment to clinical pain practice and pain education.

Patient Advocacy Award (American Academy of Pain Medicine)

2018

One healthcare professional selected each year by the leaders of the organization to honor advocacy efforts for the appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from pain.

Aches and Gains

A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain

No one is immune to pain, but together we can overcome it.

PAIN is often treatable but…

doctors, medical professionals, and patients don’t understand the intricacies of chronic pain, and how it should be treated. Millions who suffer from pain become hopeless and finding relief seems impossible. With Aches and Gains, Dr. Paul Christo, a leading John’s Hopkins physician, pain specialist, and author sheds new light for both the public and healers — what does it mean to live in chronic pain, and ultimately how to overcome it. Aches and Gains is a life-changing resource for anyone associated with pain, including pain sufferers themselves, as well as doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and caregivers.

BY READING ACHES AND GAINS, READERS WILL LEARN HOW TO:

• Develop a thorough understanding of the world’s pain epidemic and how it can affect them, their family, and their friends.
• Better identify the source of painful conditions.
• Incorporate an array of pain medications, advanced injection therapies, and cutting-edge neurostimulation procedures for easing pain.
• Consider various forms of integrative therapies and when they should be used.

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Aches and Gains on SiriusXM

Listen Weekly on SiriusXM to the First National Radio Talk Show Dedicated to A Fuller Life for Those Living With Pain.

Hosted by leading pain medicine specialist, physician and researcher Dr. Paul Christo, Aches and Gains® shares cutting-edge treatments, holistic practices, and pain-coping strategies for overcoming a variety of pain syndromes, such as low back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neck pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and many more medical conditions that cause physical and emotional suffering.

Every Saturday, 5-6:00 p.m. EST on Channel 131, Dr. Christo sits down with health experts, influencers and special celebrity guests for 30-minute candid discussions that spotlight numerous painful health conditions. Media personalities such as Naomi Judd, Joe Montana, Montel Williams, and Jennifer Grey bring their own stories of success and inspiration overcoming debilitating disease, and make us realize that nobody is immune to pain, but anybody can overcome it.

Join SiriusXM’s more than 56 million listeners and tune in to Aches and Gains®, and access on-demand, to learn how the right combination of treatment, medication, and perseverance can help you realize a fuller life, hear personal experiences conquering pain and discover the innovations shaping the future of pain care.

Dr. Paul Christo
Dr. Paul Christo
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