Living Well with Chronic Pain
October 16, 2015•9 min
More than 100 million Americans suffer from back pain, joint pain, arthritis, neck and muscle pain, headache, and other types of recurrent pain.Chronic pain comes in a wide variety of forms, and the causes are many. Recent studies show that nearly one third of us, more than 100 million Americans each year, suffer from back pain, joint pain, arthritis, neck and muscle pain, headache, and other types of recurrent pain.People who suffer from chronic pain often fall into a downward spiral of self-pity, depression, and inaction. They feel like they are being drowned in a whirlpool that saps all their strength. But it doesn’t have to be that way.Dr. Liza Leal has come to know the challenges of chronic pain all too well, both professionally and personally as a patient. Dr. Liza lives with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, aching inflammation of the joints. Her personal experiences provide a unique perspective that strengthens her professional commitment to treat patients with compassion, understanding and education.Listen in as Dr. Leal joins Dr. Susanne to share more about her own personal journey with chronic pain, as well as how she helps ease the pain in her patients.