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Combating Chronic Pain

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From migraines to lower backaches or knee troubles, chronic pain affects one in five Americans. This persistent misery takes a physical, emotional, and financial toll.

Susan Dorsey, co-director of the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research, walks us through how the body’s pain response can go rogue. And Dr. Beth Hogans talks about moving away from opioids as a long term strategy for relief.

Click here for details about the Fifth Annual CACPR Symposium on November 22nd. Learn more about chronic pain here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.