ComfortSafe: Innovations in Anesthesia

If you have pain and need surgery, you’ll want to hear about this new anesthetic technique called “ComfortSafe.” It’s used for patients who don’t want to or can’t tolerate typical anesthesia with opioids. Using ComfortSafe can also help avoid the side effects of general anesthesia, like nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Our first guest, Chris Bedard, …

Healing Touch

Modern medical science is just beginning to understand energy healing. We’re gaining more insight into how to tap biological energy fields, called biofields to support health and soothe pain. Healing Touch accesses these energy fields to restore flow and balance to the body.  Practitioners use gentle hand techniques that release blocks to circulation of energy. …

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 former Editor-in-Chief …

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 former Editor-in-Chief …

Stem Cell Rejuvenation for Pain, Part I

Stem cells have the ability of self-renewal. They can be used to replace cells that have been lost or destroyed, or to change the behavior of other cells. Using stem cells can offer solutions for treating painful conditions such as bone and cartilage defects, osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and maybe even nerve damage. Some …

Interrupting Pain to the Brain: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Part II

We’re going to delve into how we can suppress pain by stimulating a nerve the lies in the neck called, the vagus nerve. The therapy is called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and it’s a newly explored therapy for pain that requires surgical implantation. There are even newly developed, transcutaneous forms that may help with headache …

Interrupting Pain to the Brain: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Part I

We’re going to delve into how we can suppress pain by stimulating a nerve the lies in the neck called, the vagus nerve. The therapy is called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and it’s a newly explored therapy for pain that requires surgical implantation. There are even newly developed, transcutaneous forms that may help with headache …

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

We’ll delve into the causes and symptoms of this puzzling and life-altering pain disorder. Ballerina Cynthia Toussaint, shares her unbelievable story about how a minor thigh injury resulted in a complete life transformation. Dr. Robert Schwartzman, CRPS specialist from Drexel University will unravel the mystery behind some of the treatments, including a controversial therapy known as …

Headaches

Jennifer Jett, migraine sufferer will provide insight into the ways she moved beyond a life filled with debilitating migraines, and then Dr. Jason Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins headache specialist will discuss effective pain-relieving strategies for headaches.

Regenerative Biomedicine for Pain: Platelet Rich Plasma

Regenerative therapies for pain are new and rapidly evolving. This innovative field includes platelet rich plasma (PRP) that was introduced in the 1970s. PRP is made from our own blood. Physicians inject concentrated platelets, growth factors, and proteins into a specific area of the body, and this mixture helps the body rebuild itself. PRP enabled …