Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a health problem that afflicts millions of people causing untold suffering.  Estimates are that one in three Americans suffer from chronic or recurrent pain problems.  Chronic pain often causes multiple losses:

  • Loss of health and the pain free state
  • Loss of mobility and the  ability to be active
  • Loss of ability to work and loss of job
  • Loss of financial security
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Loss of important relationships
  • Loss of emotional stability and a sense of well-being
  • Loss hope

Chronic pain poses significant challenges to both those affected and their families, as well as to healthcare providers who attempt to help them.

This section contains two audio courses, one for those suffering with chronic pain and one for healthcare providers.

Audio Course for Chronic Pain Sufferers:

"Cope with Pain"-  Part 1  What You Should Know and What You Can Do

                                   Part 2  Treatments, Doctors and Pain Clinics-Do You Need One?

Written and narrated by Dr. Stephen Levitt, MD, PhD

Dr. Levitt has 30 years experience helping people with chronic pain.  In this course Dr. Levitt provides information, guidance and support in an attempt to help those living with chronic pain better understand this complex problem, improve their quality of life and interact with the healthcare system.

Audio Course for Clinicians:

"The Chronic Pain Patient: Theory, Evaluation and Treatment"

Written and narrated by Dr. Stephen Levitt, MD, PhD

This is a comprehensive course covering the bio-psycho-social-behavioral aspects of chronic pain in an attempt to help clinicians more successfully evaluate and manage these complex problems.