America's Leading Pain Doctor

My life’s mission is to help you live a fuller life.

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

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy Part I

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy Part I

Do you like the scent of spices in your kitchen or flowers in your garden? More of us are turning to aromatherapy as an option for alleviating pain, managing stress, and enhancing relaxation. If you are interested in using aromatherapy yourself, you might want to...

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy, Part II

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy, Part II

Our first guest, Fran Munroe suffered from 50 years of migraine headaches that would leave her bedridden for 2-3 days. Aromatherapy has allowed her to escape a migraine more than 95% of the time.  Dr. Kamyar Hedayat, expert in medical aromatherapy, joins us again to...

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

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

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

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

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Television Appearances

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


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


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


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


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


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

Awards and Honors 

Top Expert in the World on Chronic Pain: Expertscape Global Physician Directory


Expertscape objectively ranks people and and institutions by their expertise in more than 29,000 biomedical topics.

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


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)


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)


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.

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


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

American Pain Society Awards Committee


Patient Advocacy Award (American Academy of Pain Medicine)


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.


• 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.

Aches and Gains® is hosted by leading pain medicine specialist, physician, and researcher Dr. Paul Christo. Aches and Gains® provides hope and treatment options for those suffering from medical illnesses, diseases, and the pain that often results from these conditions. The show features informative interviews from everybody people, physicians, healthcare providers, authors, researchers, and celebrities.

Aches and Gains® offers cutting-edge treatments, integrative practices, and coping strategies for overcoming a variety of health conditions and pain syndromes such as low back pain, osteoarthritis, cancer, addiction, headaches, and neuropathic pain.

Every Saturday, 5-6:00 p.m. EST on Channel 131, Dr. Christo sits down with his guests for 30-minute candid discussions that spotlight numerous medical diseases and syndromes. Media personalities such as Naomi Judd, Joe Montana, Montel Williams, and Jennifer Grey bring their own stories of success and inspiration.

Join SiriusXM’s more than 69 million listeners while tuning in to Aches and Gains®. You will too learn how the right combination of treatments and perseverance can help you realize a fuller life.


Dr. Paul Christo
Dr. Paul Christo
#FootPain not only hurts but also can affect mobility and ­increase your risk of falling
Dr. Paul Christo
Dr. Paul Christo
"Now that two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have been embraced as tools to end the pandemic, their developers are looking for ways to apply the technology to other diseases." #ChronicIllness #Cancer


Dr. Paul Christo
👨🏻‍⚕️#ChronicPain Expert 🏥 @hopkinsmedicine Doctor 📚🎤 Author & Host of #AchesAndGains
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