The Pain of a Wounded Warrior Part I

Persistent pain is highly prevalent among military veterans and they often suffer one of the most intense types of pain imaginable- burns. Our guest is Johns Roberts, executive vice president of Warrior Relations for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was critically injured, and severely burned over 80% of his body while serving in the Marine …

Torture

The Pain of Torture, Part II

The very word “Torture” conveys the stark reality of pain – pain inflicted intentionally upon another human being. We’ll hear the harrowing experiences of author Marina Nemat who endured painful foot lashings, a broken wrist, and narrowly escaped a death sentence while she was imprisoned in Iran. Dr. RaminAsgary founded and directed the Human Rights Program at the Mt. Sinai …

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy helps stimulate the healing of chronically injured ligaments and tendons. It reduces pain and may even regenerate new tissue. Dr. Jeffrey Patterson (in memoriam) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine is one of the country’s leading experts on Prolotherapy and will give insight into this method of healing. Troy Tousey, our second guest, has …

Joint Hypermobility Pain: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist probably had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – extreme joint flexibility where one can voluntarily dislocate and relocate their joints. Unfortunately, 90% of those with EDS suffer from chronic pain.  We’re joined by Maggie Buckley, who shares her experience with joint hypermobility, accompanying pain, and methods of coping with EDS. Ehlers-Danlos …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem Part I

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone.  Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain.  She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us to highlight her surprising and comprehensive research …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem, Part II

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone. Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain. She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us for Part II to talk about gender …

Pudendal Neuralgia (Cyclist’s Syndrome), Part II

Everyday things like sitting or exercising can be virtually impossible if you are suffering from pudendal neuralgia, commonly called cyclist’s syndrome, which affects the pelvic floor. Patients feel stabbing, stinging, or burning sensations around the anal, scrotal, or labial regions of the body. In Part 2, Leslie describes how normal childbirth led to a feeling of …

Burning

The Burning Alive Syndrome

Erythromelalgia (or EM) is rare and can be a devastating condition.  It typically affects the feet or hands, or both and causes visible redness, as well as sensations of intense heat and burning pain.  Some have described this condition as having their “nerves on fire” or feeling like they’re “burning alive.” We’ll hear Diana Zak …

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, numbness, or paralysis. One of the pioneers in the field of nerve regeneration, Dr. …

The Pain of Racism Part I

In America, racial discrimination was the force behind slavery and segregation among the states. Research tells us that still today we may respond more dramatically to seeing white people in pain than we do black people. We’re joined today by Faith Ringgold, an award winning African American artist, author, anti-racism activist and feminist movement advocate to …