(intense music) – I lost my pants again (chuckles). (record scrapes) (sighs) It’s us again. – [Lara] You probably don’t have to wonder how we ended up here. I’m Lara. – [Kelsey] And I’m Kelsey. – [Lara] And we’ve made so many damn videos about our chronic pain, we can’t… Continue Reading Traveling When You Have Chronic Pain

– There have been so many times when my doctors have not believed me when I told them that I was in pain. The first one happened when I was 15 years old and during basketball practice, while running wind sprints, I started to feel this horrible horrible pain in… Continue Reading My Doctor Didn’t Believe My Pain

Hello, my name is Judy Schlaeger. I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. I’m a certified nurse midwife, a licensed acupuncturist, a Chinese herbalist, and I’m a pain researcher. I’ve dedicated my career to finding a treatment for a chronic pain condition that… Continue Reading Vulvectomy vs Acupuncture to Relieve the Pain of Vulvodynia

Hello, my name is Judy Schlaeger. I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. I’m a certified nurse midwife, a licensed acupuncturist, a Chinese herbalist, and a pain researcher. I’ve dedicated my career to finding a treatment for a chronic pain condition called vulvodynia.… Continue Reading Current Prescribing Protocols vs Acupuncture: Vulvodynia and the Opioid Crisis

Hello, my name is Judy Schlaeger. I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. I’m a certified nurse midwife, a licensed acupuncturist, a Chinese herbalist, and a pain researcher. About halfway into my career, I noticed that women had a lot of health problems… Continue Reading Acupuncture for the Treatment of Vulvodynia