The Dr Oz show? ….. ahem.. …not one I watch often, only because I don’t watch a lot of TV and rarely ever do I watch day time TV. So much so had a friend not phoned 5 minutes before the Dr Oz’s show was to air I would have missed maybe one of the most important pieces of TV journalism and advocacy rolled into one program I’d seen in a long time.
Did you see it? Dr Oz’s show this week on chronic pain? September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month and I must say Dr Oz rose to the occasion. I for one was pleasantly surprised. Albeit only less than 30 minutes is hardly enough time to do this topic justice surprisingly so there was a lot of credible and validating information dispersed in that short time.
One of the most important things as woman who lives daily in pain I heard Dr Oz say was that doctors are just not getting it. Have not been getting it. He even admitted he was likely to piss off a lot of his colleagues’. But he also challenges them to take the time to educate themselves. Would that not be a wonderful time to be alive in our grand USA? When and where doctors were actually educated on chronic pain as a disease itself in medical school? Now there is a crazy and brazen idea, yes? Can you imagine?
I liked what I saw in the first 30 minutes of his show. I didn’t stay around for the rest not only because it no longer seemed focused on CP but because I was not feeling well. I ironically was hurting from chronic pain.
If you missed Dr Oz’s show on Living with Chronic Pain, and how the AMA is now ready to term chronic pain as a disease read below. ( I know…It’s about time don’t you think?)
Please see the links below I’ve tucked in here.
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The above link is from the website American Pain Foundation Homepage: http://www.ameicanpainfoundation.org.org