The Price of Pain

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: What are the long-term consequences of using painkillers for quick pain relief?
Air Date: 6/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Lillie Rosenthal, DO
Lillie-RosenthalAn expert in lifestyle management with a focus on injury prevention, pain management and integrative health, Lillie Rosenthal, DO, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in New York City. Dr. Rosenthal's philosophy of patient care offers a personalized treatment program which supports optimal health and well-being. 
Dr. Rosenthal sees a variety of patients in her Manhattan practice, including world-renowned musicians, dancers, choreographers, and writers, as well as marathon runners and other athletes, and treats such conditions as back pain, tendonitis and repetitive stress disorders. She is also a consulting physician for the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, MTV Video Music Awards and several Broadway productions and is, herself, a dancer and a marathon runner.
Dr. Rosenthal's media experience includes national television appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and she has been featured as an expert source in a number of publications, including U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Consumer Reports and the Huffington Post. Dr. Rosenthal is an author, educator and a media spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association. She also speaks and writes fluently in Spanish.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a practicing Chiropractor and advocate for natural health and healing since 2000. Dr. Jones owns and operates a very successful family oriented private practice in Elizabeth City, NC. In addition he is the host of the very popular podcast, Healthy Families Made Easy, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud, where he interviews health experts on a regular basis to teach families how to grow healthier together. He loves being active from running half marathons, marathons, obstacles races, martial arts and functional fitness. Dr. Jones also deep passion for nutrition and teaching others to live their very best lives and speaks regularly to groups and organizations to get the message of natural health out to the masses.
The Price of Pain
Pain has become a massive problem; one that affects 125 million Americans.

According to Consumer Reports, these individuals are spending close to $300 billion on pills, pot, procedures and natural remedies to find relief.

These numbers are fueling a national conversation about pain relief and how it should be addressed.

Are doctors responsible for the painkiller epidemic? Or, is it the patient’s fault?

What can be done to reduce the painkiller addition in our country?  

Dr. Lillie Rosenthal, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in New York City, joins Dr. Susanne to discuss the importance of assessing the root causes of pain and exploring the best protocol for immediate and long-term relief.