Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench and Dr. Paul Christo Make Joint Effort to Discuss Joint Pain on Sirius XM Radio Show

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Dr. Paul Christo, host of Aches and Gains on Sirius XM Radio, Family Talk 131, has announced that Johnny Bench, former catcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will be a guest on his show to discuss his battle with arthritis during his professional baseball career. The show will air May 31 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. EST.

It’s inspiring to hear Johnny Bench’s story," said Dr. Christo. “He moved beyond a world of terrible arthritic pain to a life he can enjoy without restrictions.

During the half-hour broadcast, Johnny Bench will tell listeners about his triumph over joint pain and his choice to undergo joint replacement. Bench will also discuss how Emu Oil (Blue Emu®), a topical pain reliever has made a big difference in his life.

Bench has also recognized the value that Aches and Gains brings to its audience in its efforts to bring real-life pain issues and solutions to listeners.

“[Dr. Christo’s] show is vital,” Bench said. “Let the world know that help and care is provided by [Aches and Gains].”

The broadcast can be heard on Sirius XM Radio, Family Talk Channel 131 Saturday, May 31 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. A podcast of the show will also be available on http://www.paulchristomd.com.    

About Johnny Bench: Johnny Bench is a former professional baseball catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983. One of the most impressive defensive catchers of all time, Johnny Bench won 10 Gold Glove Awards, two Most Valuable Player Awards, and the Rookie of the Year Award during his 17 years in the National League. Later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Bench was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in the history of baseball.

About Dr. Paul Christo: Dr. Paul Christo is one of America's foremost experts on relieving pain and currently serves as Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Christo hosts Aches and Gains, the first talk show on overcoming pain that airs weekly on SiriusXM Radio.

Dr. Christo is a board-certified, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and Hopkins-trained pain medicine specialist. He lectures internationally, serves on editorial boards, teaches, has co-edited three textbooks on pain, and has published over 80 articles and book chapters on topics related to pain treatment.

He is widely consulted by the media and has appeared as a guest on Dr. Mehmet Oz's satellite radio show, The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV, NPR radio (The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation), Good Morning America Health, and Retirement Living Television's Healthline. He served as the pain expert for the live Web Chat series on Pain Management, hosted by the Tribune newspapers and Baltimore Sun. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Christo has also earned an MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Health Care Management.

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