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EP 116 - Rethinking Chronic Pain: A Novel Approach

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Sarah Anne Shockley's goal is to help others create a more positive relationship with pain in the body and bring more well-being back into life.
Air Date: 1/29/19
Duration: 25:25
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Sarah Anne Shockley
A native of Connecticut, Sarah Anne Shockley is a multiple award winning producer and director of educational films, including Dancing From the Inside Out, a highly acclaimed documentary on disabled dance.

She the author of The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain.

In the Fall of 2007, she contracted Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), a collapse of the area between the clavicles and first ribs, and has lived with debilitating nerve pain ever since. Finding little relief from either traditional or alternative healing modalities, she developed her own approach to living with chronic pain, which has helped her ease the pain and create greater emotional well being.

She has been a columnist for Pain News Network and is a regular contributor to The Mighty, a 1.5 million–member online community for those living with chronic illness and pain. A single mom living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can visit her online at www.thepaincompanion.com.
  • Book Title: The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/thepaincompanion
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ThPainCompanion
EP 116 - Rethinking Chronic Pain: A Novel Approach
Pain is prevalent and pervasive in many people's lives. The opioid crisis is just one indication of how many individuals are suffering with chronic pain.

Sarah Anne Shockley has lived with debilitating nerve pain from a particularly severe form of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome since 2007 due to repeated computer use. At the time, she was a single mom, so this "attack" on her body was particularly debilitating. 

Over the last decade, she has learned numerous practical ways to ease pain's emotional, physical, and mental stresses and bring greater relief and comfort.

Now, Shockley's goal is to help others create a more positive relationship with pain in the body and bring more well-being back into life.

Listen as Shockley joins Dr. Taz to discuss how she has been able to manage her chronic pain and advice on different approaches those in pain can take to ease their condition.
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