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Published:June 4th, 2016 09:35 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Beth Darnall, Author of Less Pain Fewer Pills

Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Beth Darnall, Author of Less Pain Fewer Pills

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Dr. Beth Darnall is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University and treats individuals and groups at the Stanford Pain Management Center. She is an NIH-funded principal investigator for pain psychology research that is examining the mechanisms of pain catastrophizing treatment, including a novel single-session pain catastrophizing class she developed (funded by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health).

Beth has researched the inadequacy of the medical establishment`s current response to people with chronic pain.  She is well versed on the terrible side effects of opioid medications and can speak to how we wound up with our current epidemic of overdose deaths.  Beth understands how psychology and emotion are connected to the pain response and can speak about how patients can help themselves and get medical assistance to control their pain without pills.  

Some of the things she discusses are:
  • What are the health risks associated with taking opioid pills
  • Why don`t opioid medications work to control chronic pain
  • What techniques help patients need less pain medication
  • How can pain sufferers best taper off opioids
  • What should doctors be doing to help people with chronic pain

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