Medical Expert's New Book Offers Help for Chronic Pain Sufferers

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Dr. Mel Pohl, Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center, has scheduled a series of radio talks to discuss his book, The Pain Antidote, which offers help for chronic pain sufferers. Co-written with Katherine Ketcham, an author who specializes in writing about addiction, the book includes a four-week plan to learn how to recognize some of the underlying causes of chronic pain and how to reduce symptoms.

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic, persistent pain, which can make even simple activities like driving a car or even sitting at a desk a daunting task.

One of the nation’s leading experts in chronic pain management has scheduled a series of radio interviews to discuss his new book, The Pain Antidote, which provides strategies for people who suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Mel Pohl, Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Treatment Program, wrote the book in conjunction with Katherine Ketcham, an author who specializes in writing about addiction. Subtitled “The Proven Program To Help You Stop Suffering From Chronic Pain. Avoid Addiction to Painkillers – and Reclaim Your Life,” the book addresses the underlying emotional issues and negative thought patterns that affect chronic pain. It helps people to discover how certain foods, exercise, meditation, and acupressure can reduce pain. The radio program dates include:

  •     “Faith Middleton Show,” WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio), live, 12-3 p.m. PDT, May 26
  •     “Maggie Linton Show,” SiriusXM Radio, Urban View channel, live, 8:30 a.m. PDT, May 26
  •     “Detailing Addictions,” Stitcher (online radio), 1-2 p.m. PDT, May 26, Susan Blank
  •     “State of Nevada,” KNPR (Las Vegas NPR), live, 9:30-10:00 a.m. PDT, June 2
  •     “Beyond the Heart,” SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio, live, 7-7:30 a.m. PDT, June 4
  •     “Talk Recovery Radio,” powered by Last Door Recovery Centre, Vancouver Co-Op Radio 100.5 FM (Canada), live, 12-1 p.m. PDT June 25.

“My book guides chronic pain sufferers on a step-by-step journey that will lead them to a healthy, vibrant life,” Pohl said. “More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic, persistent pain, which can make even simple activities like driving a car or even sitting at a desk a daunting task. We understand, and we want to give them the tools they need to manage their pain with traditional and alternative healing techniques. Through the book, and through the program at Las Vegas Recovery Treatment Center, we help people to understand that commonly prescribed painkillers can lead to dependence and quickly to addiction, perhaps even to overdose. We approach recovery in a holistic manner by not only focusing on physical wellbeing, but also on emotional, mental and spiritual health. ”

Pohl’s chronic pain treatment program at Las Vegas Recovery Center has an international reputation as a leader in the field of treating pain along with co-occurring addiction. The education and therapies provided to clients and their families help them learn how to live without the use of opiates. Chronic pain conditions treated at the center include spinal disc disease, migraines, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

About Las Vegas Recovery Center and Dr. Mel Pohl: Las Vegas Recovery Center has been chosen as a “Top Pick Treatment Center” by theravive.com, a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Theravive’s mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help and qualified therapists who can provide counseling for them. Dr. Mel Pohl, medical director of the center, is a board-certified family physician who specializes in treating chronic pain and co-occurring addiction. Katherine Ketcham has co-authored 15 books, 10 on addiction and recovery, including the bestselling Under the Influence. She lives in Walla Walla, Washington. The paperback original of The Pain Antidote, 310 pages, will be available June 1 for $16.99. ISBN: 978-0-7382-1803-8

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