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  • Open forum on all pain topics

    Open forum on all pain topics

    We've tackled many pain topics on our live chats since December. Some have resonated more than others, so we decided to have an open forum on Oct. 19 at noon EST. Readers asked Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins about any pain condition, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome,...

  • Coping with breast cancer pain

    Coping with breast cancer pain

    Join us at noon Sept. 13 for a live chat with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins on treating breast cancer pain, such as inflammatory breast cancer, lymphedema and other issues.Christo is director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine....

  • Pregnancy and pain treatment

    Pregnancy and pain treatment

    Thanks for joining us Aug. 17 for a live chat with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins on pregnancy and pain treatment. If you're suffering from a chronic pain condition, the pain doesn't stop while you're pregnant. Should you alter your treatment? If so, how else can you cope with the pain? Dr....

  • Non-surgical treatments for sciatica

    Non-surgical treatments for sciatica

    Thanks for joining us July 27 for a live chat on non-surgical treatments for sciatica with Dr. Steven Cohen of Johns Hopkins. Injury to the sciatic nerve will cause leg pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Treatments vary, depending on the underlying...

  • Kids and pain relief

    Kids and pain relief

    Join us noon EST (11 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. PT) July 13 for a live chat with Dr. Paul Christo on dealing with pain in children. Children are just as susceptible to pain conditions as adults, including sickle cell pain, cancer pain, postoperative pain, fibromyalgia and CRPS. However, treating their pain...

  • Managing postoperative pain

    Managing postoperative pain

    Thanks for joining us for a live chat on post-operative pain with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins. In a study published last week in the Journal Lancet, Hopkins Drs. Christopher Wu and Srinivasa Raja wrote that pain management for patients after surgery remains inadequate. (Read more from ABC...

  • Coping with that pain in the neck

    Coping with that pain in the neck

    Thanks for joining us June 15 for a live chat on neck pain with Johns Hopkins pain specialist Dr. Paul Christo. Christo is director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also has a radio talk show Saturday nights on WBAL.Read...

  • Handling hand pain: Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more

    Handling hand pain: Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more

    Thanks for joining us June 1 for a live chat on hand pain issues with Dr. Paul Christo , a pain specialist from Johns Hopkins. Many people suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis of the wrist, ganglion cysts and other conditions. Christo is director of the Multidisciplinary Pain...

  • Treating thoracic outlet syndrome

    Treating thoracic outlet syndrome

    Thanks for joining us May 18 for a live chat on thoracic outlet syndrome with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins. The condition, which affects approximately 8 percent of the population, involves compression of nerves between the base of the neck and armpit, causing neck pain, headache, numbness...

  • Treating shoulder pain

    Treating shoulder pain

    Thanks for joining us for a discussion with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins about shoulder pain. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body, according to the National Institutes of Health, so it's no surprise that many people suffer from rotator cuff issues, arthritis, tendonitis,...

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