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Season 2 Episode 24: Ouch! Let's Talk Pain

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Ouch! Let’s talk pain, Part 2.


In this week’s episode, Alex and Mary continue their discussion of pain, something we can all relate to. They share their own personal worst pain and most strange pain, as well as discuss the origins of various pain scales. The opioid crisis is touched on, as are some alternative therapies for pain.


Listen on our website, www.downthereaware.com/podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.


Episode Highlights


  • Welcome back! [0:40]

  • Last week’s episode [1:20]

  • Pain: Part Two [1:45]

  • The pain scale [2:10]

  • Research and subjects of research [2:55]

  • Ask Me About My Uterus [3:09]

  • Experimentation on pregnant women [3:20]

  • Individuals feel pain differently [4:45]

  • Quantifying pain? [6:00]

  • Face pain scale [6:50]

  • Describing pain to medical personnel [8:38]

  • Doc on call [9:45]

  • Pain meds [11:35]

  • Lower back pain [12:15]

  • Insurance - UGH. [13:25]

  • Opioid crisis [14:50]

  • Tracking RX abusers [16:02]

  • Ruptured brain aneurysms [19:00]

  • Opioid stats [20:10]

  • Alternative pain management therapies [21:30]

  • Sadie Mae [21:55]

  • Menopause mantra [22:40]

  • Cannabinoids [23:50]

  • Pain affects everyone [26:20]

  • Pain = Problem [27:05]

  • Thanks for listening! [28:22]

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Links Mentioned in the Episode

Pain: What it is and how to treat it


Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain



Summary Keywords

Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, advanced imaging, diagnosis, knowledge, women, fear, technology, pain, insurance, opioids, cannabinoid, addiction, pain scale, research, experimentation



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