Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome, Part II

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome, Part II

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic...
First Class Flight Plan: Managing Pain during Travel

First Class Flight Plan: Managing Pain during Travel

Going on vacation can be a nice break from your life. You get to relax, maybe do some things you don’t get to do often, and take a break from all of your obligations. But your chronic pain doesn’t know you are on vacation. You can’t break away from your body. Managing...
The War on Drugs: How Fear Hurts Patients

The War on Drugs: How Fear Hurts Patients

Anyone who has had surgery or lives in chronic pain knows the importance of opioids. Opioids, particularly morphine and methadone, allow patients to recover from surgeries, severe injuries, or even pass away in as little pain as possible. But unfortunately, opioids...
“Chemo” On Over: What Pain Looks Like with Cancer

“Chemo” On Over: What Pain Looks Like with Cancer

Cancer effects the lives of nearly 15 million Americans. While this includes those with a new diagnosis, those who have been living cancer-free for years, and those pushing through treatment, such a large group of people means that just about every one of us knows...