The Pain Antidote with Dr. Mel Pohl
The proven program to help you stop suffering from chronic pain, avoid addiction to painkillers – and reclaim your life
Aired on Detroit Public Television June 7, 2016
An estimated one hundred million Americans suffer from chronic pain. When pain is persistent, even daily activities like driving a car, sitting at a desk, or going to the supermarket can become daunting – or even impossible – tasks. The most common solution, prescribed painkillers, can have devastating consequences that vary from dependency to addiction, from increased pain to overdose.
In The Pain Antidote, Dr. Mel Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to managing chronic pain by utilizing both traditional and alternative healing techniques. The program will guide chronic pain sufferers on a step-by-step journey to leading a healthier and more vibrant life. The steps include:
- Understanding cutting-edge research on how pain affects your brain
- Learning how emotions affect chronic pain and how the body responds to medications
- Unthinking negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones
- Restoring physical and emotional health through exercise, meditation, acupressure, and other methods
- Discovering how certain foods – like cranberries, white tea, and even chocolate – can fight pain
Dr. Mel Pohl
Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the former chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee, a member of the Symposium Planning Committee, a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to present.
He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009); Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010); The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS (Hazelden, 1990); Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness (Health Communications, 1992). Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day Without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009. A Day Without Pain, Revised Edition (Central Recovery Press) was published in 2011.
His newest book with Kathy Ketcham, The Pain Antidote, Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life, DaCapo Life Long is currently available at bookstores.