Pain is what sends most of us to the doctor’s office. According to experts, more than 116 million Americans battle chronic pain. That total exceeds the number of people suffering from diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer combined. On Living with Pain, meet those struggling with pain, and discover leading research efforts in our region on pain management.
Dr. Scott Fishman, Professor and Chief of the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine, and Dr. Sean Mackey, Chief of the Stanford Medical Center Pain Management Division, explore what triggers pain and the connection between chronic pain and the brain.
While medical marijuana remains in legal limbo, many pain sufferers continue to rely on it for treatment.
It’s A Day of Caring for people battling cancer. Meet the woman responsible for bringing smiles to those in pain. And, we’ll introduce you to a couple of songwriters who are living with pain and how they discover freedom through the power of voice.