Racism

The Pain of Racism, Part II

Racism is painful. It hurts our identity, suppresses our talents, and can lead to injury. In America, racial discrimination was the force behind slavery and segregation among the states. How about racial disparities in understanding and treating pain? Science tells us that we don’t respond to the pain of others equally. We’re joined once again …

A Game for Pain? The World of Virtual Reality, Part I

Imagine yourself gliding down an icy canyon while it’s lightly snowing, feeling a wet, cold snowball in your hand as you throw it at an igloo – this is the world of virtual reality (VR). Luke Moore shares the power of VR in getting him through the intense pain of cleansing burn wounds on his …

A Game for Pain? The World of Virtual Reality, Part II

Imagine yourself gliding down an icy canyon while it’s lightly snowing, feeling a wet, cold snowball in your hand as you throw it at an igloo – this is the world of virtual reality (VR). Luke Moore shares the power of VR in getting him through the intense pain of cleansing burn wounds on his …

The Pain of Torture Part I

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. Ramin Asgary founded and directed the Human …

Stomach Pain

Sexual Pain, Part II

In Part II of sexual pain, we’ll delve more deeply into Jessica’s story of enduring five years of misdiagnosed vulvar pain. We’ll discover how correcting her hip problem allowed her to live virtually pain free. Dr. Deborah Coady also provides new information on the best treatments for sexual pain in women.

The Pain of a Wounded Warrior, Part II

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 …

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 …

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 …