WE GET MORE FROM OUR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR. JOHN TORRES. >>SIX MONTHS AGO PIERRE MARTIN’S LEFT ARM WAS IN SUCH EXCRUCIATING PAIN HE COULDN’T LIFT A KITCHEN SKILLET LET ALONE THIS DESK. >>IT WAS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE. >>THE 57-YEAR-OLD DIDN’T WANT TO MASK THE PROBLEM WITH PAIN… Continue Reading Can Virtual Reality Sessions Treat Chronic Pain? One Stanford Doctor Says Yes | NBC Nightly News

My name is Marc Laderriere. Born and raised in France. I lived in Paso Robles, for the last 10 years. I work a lot. You know, less exercise, you know, you paying less attention, and then, the one day you realize, hey, I’m a little tired, what’s going on, you… Continue Reading Diagnosing and Treating Autonomic Disorder at Stanford – Marc Laderriere’s story

SEAN MACKEY: We’re going to focus now on my favorite organ, the brain, this 3-pound, squishy mass that sits at the top of your neck that is just an absolutely miraculous organ. It’s what makes us all uniquely human and something that we often think is just a passive receptacle… Continue Reading Stanford’s Sean Mackey, MD, PhD on “Pain and the Brain”

So, in the overview segment, I was describing how thoughts and emotions have the capacity to influence pain, either for better or for worse, our thoughts and our feelings influence or experience of pain. And I want to talk very specifically about a psychological construct that is shown to have… Continue Reading Stanford’s Beth Darnall, PhD on Pain Catastrophizing

I am excited and delighted to introduce to you, our next speaker, Dr. Heather King. Dr. King earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at San Francisco. She then went on to complete her post-doctoral fellowship training in chronic pain management at Kaiser in… Continue Reading Stanford’s Heather Poupore-King, PhD on the “Gold Standard Self-Management for Back Pain”

BETH DARNALL: I have the pleasure of introducing our next speaker, Dr. Jiang-Ti Kong. Dr. Kong is faculty at the Stanford Pain Management Center. She is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and medical acupuncture. She splits are time between general pain practice, running a busy acupuncture clinic, teaching, and… Continue Reading Jiang Ti Kong, MD on Acupuncture for Back Pain