ARCHIVED CHRONIC PAIN VIDEO BLOGS

Intro To Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test

In this video I discuss my new book Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test and offer it as a solution to the Synergistic Opioid Chronic Pain Syndemic – the Synergistic Treatment Problem. I discuss how Thank You Adversity was designed to help people with complex chronic pain problems, many of whom do not benefit from the traditional bio-medical model because of their coexisting mental health issues, including unresolved trauma and opioid medication use disorders. 


This synergistic treatment problem needs the synergistic treatment solutions I outlined introducing Powerful Solutions for Transforming Adversity Into Hope and Healing.

Differentiating Between Pain and Suffering

In this Video I cover how To differentiate between pain and suffering for more effective chronic pain management. We also explore the four components of chronic pain and I explain why it’s important to learn as much as possible about pain to help stop the suffering.

  

I also discuss Anticipatory Pain – what you believe it will be like when you experience pain and how it affects your brain chemistry; it can either intensify or reduce the amount of physical pain that you experience. You get what you expect!

Utilizing an Integrated Approach for Chronic Pain Management

  

In this video I discuss utilizing an integrated whole person approach to chronic pain management. I share why it is important to take a step back from a pure bio-medical model and work on healing the whole person. My Addiction-Free Pain Management® System is designed to transcend the Bio-Medical Model.


I explain how for some people one component of effective chronic pain management might incorporate a bio-medical approach – medication, interventional pain procedures and/or surgery. But I emphasize that there are other Biological, Psychological, Social/Family, and Spiritual interventions that are crucial. I give several examples in each of the four quadrants.



the role of recovery-friendly Mat

  

  

In this video I talk about The Role of Recovery-Friendly MAT for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorders. I cover how many people suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders including addiction need Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The bad news is that only about a third of the people who need MAT will get it and of those many are not getting what I'm calling “Recovery-Friendly MAT.” This webcast clearly covers the need for MAT, some of the obstacles that prevent its implementation and a strategic call to action for my viewers.


Exploring Effective Chronic Pain Management


In this Video Blog, I share why it is important to take a step back from  a pure bio-medical model and work on healing the whole person.  My  Addiction-Free Pain Management® System is designed just for this  purpose.  I explain how for some people one component of effective chronic pain  management might incorporate a bio-medical approach – medication,  interventional pain procedures and/or surgery.  But I emphasize that  there are other Biological, Psychological, Social/Family, and Spiritual  interventions that are crucial.  I give several examples in each of the  four quadrants. 


Examining The Stress Pain Connection

In this Video Blog, I share why it is important to understand the connection between stress levels and pain symptoms, as well as recognizing how managing stress can decrease the perception of pain. You can't manage chronic pain without learning to manage stress.


Of course, before people can learn how to manage stress, they first need to know how to describe their level of stress at any given time. What is important to remember is that when someone reaches the upper moderate to severe levels of stress (6-10 range or what I call the “stress reaction”) thinking, emotions and behaviors are affected. The goal is always to keep the level of stress at six or below as much as possible. 


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