By Ed Coghlan.
Dr. David Nagel is frequent contributor to the National Pain Report.
As you know he wrote a book last year about chronic pain - and while he was on the book tour he did a number of radio interviews.
We ran across one that we think you would find fascinating. It’s about an hour long and gives you a chance to listen to a doctor who is a pain management specialist with an active set of ears.
Here’s a link to the interview. Listen to it and tell us what you think,
Dr. Nagel believes that people in pain are the poor of the medical world, too often stigmatized and often underserved.
His book, Needless Suffering - How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain, is an important read that we’ve shared with you before.
Here’s a link to the book in case you want to order it.
As the Library Journal wrote as it reviewed the book:
Concluding with concrete reforms to create more effective and compassionate pain care, this book is designed for pain patients and their families, healthcare providers, legislators and other public policymakers, judges, personal injury and other attorneys, insurers, government regulators, law enforcement personnel, and health care businesspeople.
We decided to share the radio interview for a couple of reasons.
Dr. Nagel is an important voice and if you listen to his reasoned approach, you’ll probably wish he was your doctor.
The other reason is that the interview shows you can have a balanced conversation about the treatment of chronic pain and people don’t have to be demonized.
Hope you enjoy the interview.
Also, here’s a column Dr. Nagel wrote this month (Pain Awareness Month) for the National Pain Report that speaks to the challenge of developing a public policy that realistically and effectively addresses chronic pain education and treatment.
Let us know what you think.
Featured Image: Dr. David Nagel