We all experience pain in a different way, making it impossible to standardize measurement and difficult for doctors to diagnose and treat. If you’ve been suffering with chronic pain, maybe for years, can the latest technology and the wisdom and experience of a pain specialist bring you relief? Maybe so. In this program featuring doctors from the UW Medicine Center for Pain Relief, you’ll hear how experts are using cutting edge technology, along with a combination of therapy methods to find the true source of patients' pain and in many cases give them their lives back.
Angela Weaver also joins the program. Angela suffered from chronic head and neck pain for over two years, while visiting countless doctors who could not locate the source of the pain. When it seemed as if nothing could be done, Angela was finally connected with Dr. Andrea Trescot, who Angela says, "literally gave me my life back." Dr. Trescot, Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, explains the processes she used to find the source of Angela’s pain.
Dr. Alex Cahana, Medical Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, chimes in to discuss how pain is categorized and the appropriate strategies for treating the different types of pain. He also talks about the mental health aspects of pain and the factors that can influence pain levels. Both Dr. Trescot and Dr. Cahana stress the importance of finding the source of the pain early and the new techniques for evaluating chronic pain. If you or someone you know is struggling with chronic pain, this program is a great resource to help you get the best care.
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]]>Alex Cahana, M.D., DAAPM, FIPP, DPhil]]>, Medical Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center
]]>Angela Weaver]]>, chronic pain patient, University of Washington Medical Center
]]>Andrea Trescot, M.D.]]>, Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center