The PM&R Podcast










February 2015
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Our guest today is Dr. Fadel Zeidan. Dr. Zeidan is an assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest School of Medicine and associate director of neuroscience at the Center for Integrative Medicine. His programmatic line of research is focused on determining the neural mechanisms that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health.  He is especially interested in determining if and how mindfulness-based mental training regimens affect pain and health.  Dr. Zeidan will be discussing the effects of mindfulness meditation on a spectrum of pain outcomes.

Direct download: Episode_22__Meditation_and_Chronic_Pain.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

We welcome Dr. Lani Simpon. Dr. Lani is a certified clinical densitometrist and has a doctorate in chiropractic care. She is the author of the highly-regarded book Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide and will be discussing osteoporosis with us today. You can learn more about Dr. Lani and find more educational resources at her website

Direct download: Episode_21__Osteoporosis.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

Our guest today is Anna Maria Aloisi, MD, PhD. Professor Aloisi studied at and now teaches at the University of Siena. Her research activity focuses on pain and hormonal-induced effects in pain mechanisms. She will be discussing opioid-induced hypogonadism with us today.

Direct download: Episode_20__Opioid_Induced_Hypogonadism.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 4:41pm PST

We welcome return guest Roger Chou, MD. Among his many titles and distinctions, Dr. Chou is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. He will discuss his recent article Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Direct download: Episode_19__Efficacy_of_Epidural_Steroid_Injections.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 3:57pm PST

On today’s episode we welcome Salim Hayek, MD, PhD. Dr. Hayek is currently the chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Distinction at the American University of Beirut in 1987 and a medical degree in 1991. Following a residency in Anesthesiology training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a PhD in Cellular Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and subsequently obtained fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is well-published and serves on the editorial board of most pain journals. Dr. Hayek has had a number of service accomplishments at the local and national levels and is an editor of a textbook entitled Pain Medicine. Published in 2015, it is the first textbook to bring together the four main disciplines in managing pain: anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and psychiatry.


Direct download: Episode_18_Complex_Regional_Pain_Syndrome.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 11:26pm PST

On today’s episode we welcome Jane Liebschutz, MD MPH. Dr. Liebschutz has been the Program Director of the Family Medicine­General Internal Medicine­-General Pediatrics Fellowship at the Boston University Medical Center since 2010. She is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine, and is an experienced researcher and educator, working across disciplines and with trainees pursuing diverse career goals. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of violence, mental health and substance abuse withgeneral medical care, including active NIH grants in implementation research. She has been Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on over 12 training grants aimed at post­doctoral fellows. Dr. Liebschutz will be discussing her article “Managing chronic pain in patients with opioid dependence” published in a June 2014 issue of Clinical Treatment Options in Psychiatry.


Direct download: Episode_17__Managing_Chronic_Pain_in_Patients_with_Opioid_Dependence.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 9:59pm PST

We welcome Roger Chou, MD. Dr. Chou is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. He is Staff Physician in the Internal Medicine Clinic at OHSU and has served as Director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center since 2012. Dr. Chou's research interests are systematic review methodology, meta-analysis, screening and preventive services, guideline development, and drug effectiveness. He has conducted systematic reviews in a number of areas, including chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, screening and prevention, diagnostic testing, and prognosis. Dr. Chou has served as Director of the American Pain Society clinical guidelines program, the GRADE methodologist for the World Health Organization’s Division of Reproductive Health, is a member of the Cochrane Back Review Editorial Board, and co-chair of the National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Standing Committee. Dr. Chou is on several journal editorial boards and is an author on numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He will discuss his systematic review from a February 2015 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop.”


Direct download: Episode_16__Long-term_Opioid_Therapy_for_Chronic_Pain.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 5:03pm PST

We welcome Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD. Dr. Paganoni is a physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuromuscular medicine and her clinical interests include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders. We will be discussing her article “Rehabilitation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Why It Matters” published in 2014 in the journal Muscle and Nerve.

Direct download: Episode_15__Rehabilitation_in_ALS.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 3:50pm PST

We welcome guest Tenley Fukui, MA, LPC. Ms. Fukui will be discussing her recent study entitled A Randomized Control Trial of Hypnosis Compared with Biofeedback for Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain published in the European Journal of Pain.

Ms. Fukui is certified in clinical hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has been in private practice for eight years in Houston specializing in chronic pain management, anxiety disorders, clinical hypnosis and biofeedback.

Her extensive training and experience include interning at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medicine Center in the Chronic Pain Clinic and Trauma Recovery Program; conducting research at the VA for 12 years; and serving as past president of the Biofeedback Society of Texas.

Direct download: Episode_14__Self-Hypnosis.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

We welcome guest Jamil Bashir, MD, a regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics fellow at the Centeno Schulz clinic. He will be discussing his article The Emerging Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Musculoskeletal Medicine published in the January 2015 issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Bashir is a native of Rockville, Maryland and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After medical school he completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bashir worked closely with the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami, publishing a literature review on stem cell use in musculoskeletal diseases as well as helping to develop a pilot study investigating expanded stem cell use in the treatment of facet joint arthropathy.

Direct download: Episode_13_Platelet-Rich_Plasma.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 9:51pm PST

We welcome Erin Reynolds, PsyD on today’s discussion of concussion evaluation and management. Dr. Reynolds is a clinical neuropsychologist and instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She specializes in neurocognitive psychology, with a particular focus on sports concussion and its many related conditions. Dr. Reynolds offers expertise in the assessment of sports-related concussion, recovery within a pediatric and adolescent population, and biopsychosocial aspects of recovery from sports-related concussion.


Dr. Reynolds completed a doctoral program in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, Mass., a clinical neuropsychology residency at Bedford VA Medical Center in Bedford, Mass., and a neuropsychology fellowship in sports concussion at UPMC.


More information on concussions can be found on the UPMC Sports Concussion Program website at

Direct download: Episode_12_Concussion.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Our guest today is Gregory Carter, MD, MS.

Dr. Carter is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuromuscular medicine. He is the medical director of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington and serves on the faculties of the medical schools at the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington. 

Dr. Carter has been awarded with numerous distinctions for his clinical and research activities including the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine's 2012 Distinguished Researcher Award which recognized him as the first investigator to report the effectiveness of cannabis in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and noted the quality of the more than 150 peer-reviewed publications he has co-authored.

Dr. Carter will speak with us today about his clinical approach to treating patients with cannabis. 

Direct download: Episode_11_Clinical_Considerations_of_Cannabis.m4a
Category:Medicine -- posted at: 10:49am PST