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Pain Management

Body in Pain - A Panel Discussion

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Body in Pain!

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Body in Pain is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

Panel Discussion About a Body in Pain from 90.3 WCPN ideastream

Pain is the most common reason people go to the doctor. Everyone feels pain. When you stub your toe that is called acute pain. But when pain lingers it can become chronic. Chronic pain affects at least 116 million American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined.

Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion dollars each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Despite decades of research, doctors have few tools to measure pain objectively and treating pain remains a significant challenge. Students in medical school receive little training in pain management. Pain is a self-reported, often invisible problem. Furthermore, pain is difficult to treat because everyone experiences it differently and it can even exist without an apparent underlying cause. Besides the physical agony of pain, it takes an emotional and mental toll on patients and their families. For some, that leads to addiction and fraud. The City Club, in partnership with ideastream, NetWellness, The Plain Dealer and Channel 3, WKYC, explores pain-it’s causes and treatments. Moderated by Michael McIntyre, Plain Dealer Reporter and host of Sound of Ideas on Ideastream.

Jeffery Janata, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and director of University Hospitals of Cleveland / Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Behavioral Medicine Program.

Salim Hayak, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals.

Catherine S. Koppelman, RN, MSN is a clinical assistant professor at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and chief nursing officer of University Hospitals.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014