Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part 2

Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part 2

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year...

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Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year...

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Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part II

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part II

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will delve deeper into his battle...

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Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part I

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part I

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will share his battle with rectal...

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Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain

It’s estimated that over 12 million Americans have cancer. Sadly, severe and chronic pain occurs in over 30% of patients undergoing therapy and in almost 70% of patients with advanced disease. Nancy Amato, who is actively battling pancreatic...

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The Pain of Colon Cancer

The Pain of Colon Cancer

Cancer pain can result from many sources. In colon cancer, the tumor can compress the colon or even spread to other parts of the body like the liver or bone. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy may all contribute to discomfort, even after...

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Elephants in Pain, Part II

Elephants in Pain, Part II

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and...

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Elephants in Pain, Part I

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and...

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Coach Lou Holtz

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...

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Sampling of Publications

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Botox Updated Perspectives on Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Download PDF Single CT-Guided Chemodenervation of the Anterior Scalene Muscle with Botulinum Toxin for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndromep...

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Aches and Gains

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®...

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Dr. Paul Christo

Dr. Paul Christo is one of the world's leading pain specialists and author of Aches and Gains, A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain. He’s an Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of...

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Home

Home

My life's mission is to help you live a fuller life.America's first radio show dedicated to overcoming chronic pain.A comprehensive guide to overcoming your pain.Upcoming ShowsThe Aches and Gains Radio Show: Airing Saturday @ 5:00 & 5:30PM EST...

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The Miracle of Nerve Restoration, Part II

The Miracle of Nerve Restoration, Part II

When we get a paper cut in the skin, or experience a sunburn, we’re injuring the peripheral nerves of the body.  Medical conditions like diabetes, HIV, and cancer, or traumatic injury can damage these peripheral nerves and lead to bad burning pain,...

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Energy Healing from Afar, Part I

Energy Healing from Afar, Part I

Is the art of healing bound by physical limitations?  Can healing take place over long distances – by telephone for example. Does some universal force or energy source provide human beings with avenues to connect with each other for the purpose of...

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Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part I

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part I

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. It comes from common conditions like osteoarthritis and fractures, some viruses and more serious conditions like bone cancer.  Founding...

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Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part II

Pain and the Injured Skeleton Part II

Bone Pain is felt more deeply in the body than even severe muscular pain, and it’s often hard to pinpoint. We actually know very little about what drives skeletal pain and how best to relieve it. In Part II, founding member and President of...

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Sexual Pain Part I

Sexual Pain Part I

You may be shocked to find out that up to 20% of women have had sexual pain during their lives, not every womans experience is like what we see in videos. That’s higher than the percentage of adults with asthma, cancer, or heart disease. Our first...

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Melodic Medicine, Part I

Melodic Medicine, Part I

Listening to music helps control pain in medical settings like the ICU, and in chronic conditions like low back pain, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Our first guest, Tim Janis, is a renowned composer, producer, and performer. We’ll talk to Tim about the...

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Melodic Medicine, Part II

Melodic Medicine, Part II

Listening to music helps control pain in medical settings like the ICU and in chronic conditions like low back pain, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Our first guest, Tim Janis is a renowned composer, producer, and performer. In Part II, we’ll talk to Tim...

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Energy Healing from Afar, Part II

Energy Healing from Afar, Part II

Is the art of healing bound by physical limitations?  Can healing take place over long distances – by telephone for example.  Does some universal force or energy source provide human beings with avenues to connect with each other for the purpose of...

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The Miracle of Nerve Restoration, Part I

The Miracle of Nerve Restoration, Part I

When we get a paper cut in the skin, or experience a sunburn, we’re injuring the peripheral nerves of the body. Medical conditions like diabetes, HIV, cancer, or traumatic injury can damage these peripheral nerves and lead to bad burning pain,...

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Hypnosis, Healing and Pain Relief

Hypnosis, Healing and Pain Relief

Hypnosis is a mind-body healing approach that’s been used successfully to manage acute and chronic pain, including cancer pain. Ross Chambers talks to us about how well hypnosis relieved aggravating chest wall and shoulder pain following a...

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Plus sized and in Pain: The Benefits of Exercise

Plus sized and in Pain: The Benefits of Exercise

The headlines say that obesity is a death sentence. It can lead to hypertension, diabetes, and even cancer. Jeanette DePatie (A.K.A. “The Fat Chick”) is a plus sized, certified fitness instructor. She helps those who haven’t worked out in years to...

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Pain after Breast Reconstruction

Pain after Breast Reconstruction

The risk of having chronic chest pain after breast surgery (mastectomy and lumpectomy) for cancer is high at 20-30%. When a woman is confronted with breast cancer, many questions arise – not the least of which is post-mastectomy breast...

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Will We Die in Pain? Part II

Will We Die in Pain? Part II

In part two of our show, Mike Hill (director, writer, and producer) shares some powerful, behind the scenes moments that he experienced while filming the compelling documentary, “Life Before Death”.  Dr. Kathleen Foley then gives us the hope we...

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Will We Die in Pain? Part I

Will We Die in Pain? Part I

“Life Before Death” is a moving, award winning documentary film that features the worldwide battle by physicians and nurses to stop the epidemic of pain that threatens to condemn one in every ten of us to die a painful death. Through the eyes of...

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Pain Pumps

Pain Pumps

If all efforts to relieve your pain fail or if the pain of cancer plagues you, an implantable pain pump may be the answer.  This device delivers tiny, controlled doses of pain medicine directly to the spinal cord. We are joined by Ami McCarty, who...

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Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her...

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Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her...

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