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 …

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 safely start and continue an exercise program. She’s seen firsthand how chronic pain sufferers …

The Mystery of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) attacks the nervous system and can cause painful, stinging, needle-like sensations along with numbness and weakness. The cause is unknown, but this type of neuropathy can be associated with HIV and Lupus. Ellen Schecter, an award-winning writer takes us through a time when she felt her life was shattered by …

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 reconstruction. Janet Ladd, a professional coach shares her experience with mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and pain-free living …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part I

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. Our guests today will lead us through maze to answer that question and more. Eliz Green had a heart attack …

Ticks, Targets, and Terrific Pain, Part II

Can you imagine feeling like your nerves were doused in gasoline and lit on fire? Many patients with active disease or the chronic form of the disease called, Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome develop pain. It ranges from flu like headaches and joint aches to shooting pain down the arms, muscle spasms, or widespread arthritis. …

Emotional Pain

It seems surprising, but pain caused by emotional distress can be felt more deeply and for a longer period of time than pain caused by physical injuries. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Julie Hersh, author of Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope. Julie shares her journey from the depths of painful depression and three suicide …

Acupuncture, Part I

Most of us have heard of this ancient Chinese traditional medical treatment. Today, it’s used more and more to treat pain. We’ll hear how successful acupuncture has been for Jamie Shimmel’s fibromyalgia and plantar fasciits. Then, a leading specialist in this field, Dr. Robert Bonakdar from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine surprises us with …

Calmare Therapy – A New Device for Relieving Pain

Electrical stimulation can reduce pain in the form of spinal cord stimulator devices and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy. Today, we’ll learn about Calmare, a new device for relieving chronic pain from Cynthia Chauhan, retired clinical social worker and cancer research advocate, and Dr. Michael Cooney. http://rxxbuynoprescriptiononline.com http://rxxbuynoprescriptiononline.com/bupropion.html http://rxxbuynoprescriptiononline.com/cipro.html http://rxxbuynoprescriptiononline.com/citalopram.html https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.145.151/024.0ed.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/13.5-Aches-And-Gains-061-Calmare-XM.mp3