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Welcome to the Pain Pod, brought to you by American Pain Consortium. Hear from your favorite physicians on their experiences treating pain and how they got there! We’ll also dive into the latest innovations in the world of pain management, different treatment options, patient testimonies, and advice on how to live life free from chronic pain.

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Episode 11 - Exploring The Pain Generator With Dr. David Walega

In episode 11, we sat down with the brilliant Dr. David Walega from Integrated Pain Solutions in Columbus. We learn about his background, experiences, and what inspired him to dedicate his career to pain management. We also discuss patient success stories, what to expect at your appointment, when to seek help for your pain, available treatment options, and more!

Episode 10 - Exploring Options with Dr. Humam Akbik

In episode 10, we sat down with Dr. Humam Akbik, APC's newest physician and a seasoned expert in interventional pain management with almost three decades of experience. We learn about his background, experiences, and what inspired him to dedicate his career to pain management. Dr. Akbik also takes us on a journey through the world of spinal stenosis, discussing the various options available to patients!

Episode 8 - Botox for Migraines with April Nodine, PA-C

In episode 8, we are joined by April Nodine, who is a Certified Physician Assistant at Center for Pain Management. April's areas of expertise include the spine, neuromodulation, and Botox for migraines and craniofacial pain. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in interventional pain management. She prides herself on listening to the patient so that she can provide the best treatment options possible. In this episode, we answer the questions: How is Botox used for migraines? And: When should you seek help for your chronic migraines? We also discuss a PA's role in the practice, how PA's collaborate with other healthcare providers, and more!

Episode 7 - From Anxiety to Abundance: A Journey of Triumph and Living Life to the Fullest

Episode 7 of The Pain Pod is HERE, hosted by Joshua Wellington, MD! Joining him as a special guest is Julianne Vered, a patient of Dr. Wellington's who is a testament to the transformative power of interventional pain treatment.

Julianne is a courageous soul who faced life-altering struggles with extreme anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, and more. Despite seeking help from various doctors who misdiagnosed and mistreated her struggles, Julianne's journey took a positive turn when she discovered Dr. Wellington.

Discover the extraordinary treatment that became a beacon of hope for Julianne—lidocaine drops administered through her nose. Julianne, now living life to the fullest, shares her journey of liberation from the shackles of mental health challenges. Through the skilled hands of Dr. Wellington, she's not just surviving; she's thriving!

If you or someone you know has faced similar struggles, this episode of "The Pain Pod" is a must-listen—a testament to the transformative power of Dr. Wellington's innovative approach and the resilience of the human spirit. You do not want to miss this one!

Episode 6 - Physical Therapy and Chronic Pain with Dionne Wilson & Kelli Gonzalez

On Episode 6, we are joined by Kelli Gonzalez and Dionne Wilson, both physical therapists at Center for Pain - Indianapolis. Dionne and Kelli specialize in working with patients to set small goals aimed at improving strength, mobility, and minimizing pain. They are both uniquely qualified to address the diverse needs of chronic pain patients. In this episode, we answer the questions: How are physical therapy and pain management interconnected? And: How do physical therapists work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, such as pain management specialists, to create a holistic approach to patient care? We also discuss patient experience, patient success stories, and more!

Episode 5 - Radiofrequency Ablation with Dr. Michael Orzo

In episode 5 of the PainPod, we are joined by Michael Orzo, MD. Dr. Michael Orzo is an Interventional Pain Management specialist at Integrated Pain Solutions with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Orzo prides himself on the lasting relationships he builds with patients and is dedicated to improving patients' quality of life by reducing pain through minimally invasive techniques. In this episode, we answer the questions: What is Radiofrequency Ablation? And: How do you know if you are an ideal candidate for RF Ablation? We also discuss patient experience, patient success stories, and more!

Neuromodulation with David Gordon, MD

On episode 2 of the Pain Pod, we had the pleasure of speaking with David, Gordon, MD. Dr. David Gordon joined Center for Pain Management in 2018, and enjoys using evidence-based pain management techniques to improve his patients’ quality of life. In this episode, we answer the questions: What is Neuromodulation? And: When is it time to go see a pain physician for your chronic pain? We also discuss DRG, patient experience, patient success stories, and more!

Episode 4 - From Tragedy To Triumph With Targeted Drug Delivery

In this exclusive Pain Awareness Month episode, we have a captivating story to share. Meet Edward Jozsa, a man whose life took an unexpected turn in the blink of an eye due to a catastrophic car accident. Edward's journey through countless pain physicians and surgeries led him to our newest addition to the team, the brilliant Dr. Joshua Wellington. Dr. Wellington introduced Edward to the world of targeted drug delivery, changing the trajectory of his pain management and his life.