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How to Deal with Chronic Pain with Dr. Andrea Furlan

Mar 8, 2023

Watch Episode 220 with Dr. Andrea Furlan:

Our guest today is an award-winning pain specialist with decades of experience helping patients with chronic pain achieve a better quality of life. Dr. Andrea Furlan is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Physician and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. In her new book, 8 Steps to Conquer Chronic Pain: A Doctor’s Guide to Lifelong Relief, Dr. Furlan shares science-backed solutions to beat pain that she has seen work in her own practice.

So for anyone out there suffering in silence, or for those who have a loved one dealing with chronic pain, this episode is a must-listen!

Listen to Episode 220 with Dr. Andrea Furlan

What we discuss in this episode:

  • How Dr. Furlan became interested in pain management
  • How opioid addiction starts
  • The difference between acute pain and chronic pain, and how acute pain transitions to chronic pain
  • How emotions affect pain and regulate what we feel physically
  • How you can improve your body’s “inner pharmacy” and become more resistant to pain
  • Natural anti-inflammatory recommendations
  • Recommendations to cope with different types of headaches


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