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The Pain Antidote With Dr. Mel Pohl

Dr. Mel Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to managing chronic pain by utilizing both traditional and alternative healing techniques.
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Dr. Mel Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to managing chronic pain by utilizing both traditional and alternative healing techniques.

Airs Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

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A Leading Expert Offers Innovative, Painkiller-Free Solutions to Chronic Pain

An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. And when pain is persistent, even daily activities like driving a car, sitting at a desk or going to the supermarket can become daunting — or seemingly impossible — tasks. The most common solution, prescribed painkillers, can have devastating consequences that vary from dependence to addiction, from increased pain to overdose.

Dr. Mel Pohl is here to help with information designed to turn the volume down on chronic pain, improve function and vitality, and eliminate suffering, focusing energy on a vibrant and fulfilling life.

In "The Pain Antidote," Dr. Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to managing chronic pain by utilizing both traditional and alternative healing techniques. The program guides chronic pain sufferers on a step-by-step journey to leading a healthier and more vibrant life.

Give $25 a month or $300 all at once and receive the Pain Antidote Combo including the program DVD, paperback book, CD and 2 workbooks. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD only is available at the $120 level.
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Give $25 a month or $300 all at once and receive the Pain Antidote Combo including the program DVD, paperback book, CD and 2 workbooks. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD only is available at the $120 level.

The steps include:

• Understanding cutting-edge research on how pain affects the brain.

• Learning how emotions affect chronic pain.

• Exploring how the body responds to medications.

• Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.

• Restoring physical and emotional health through exercise, meditation, acupressure and other methods.

• Discovering how certain foods like olive oil, grapes, and even chocolate can fight pain.

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Dr. Pohl's Biography:

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is a board certified family practitioner. He is vice president of Medical Affairs and the medical director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to present. He is author of several books including "A Day Without Pain." His newest book with Kathy Ketcham from DaCapo Press is "The Pain Antidote - Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life."

Presented by Detroit Public Television.