New opportunities for help for people on the West Coast

In my previous post, I mentioned Howard Schubiner, who is doing wonderful work with chronic pain patients in Michigan.  Since then I have talked with him and learned about two groups here in California that he thinks are great.

  1. David Schechter, MD, who also worked with Dr. Sarno and has a practice in Los Angeles.  He wrote the book Think Away Your Pain.
    http://www.schechtermd.com for office info
    http://www.mindbodymedicine.com for pain info
  2. Alan Gordon, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. http://www.painpsychologycenter.com/how-it-works.html .  70% of Pain Psychology Center patients are seen over Skype.  This is great for people outside the LA area.  A study has shown that internet based counseling can be very effective.

Welcome to this brand new website!

Hi, I hope you enjoy the content of this website.  My goal is to help you overcome your chronic pain by understanding its true nature and then using clinically tested therapies that work.  Though I have interacted with a few people face to face and helped them overcome their pain, which has been very rewarding, I am 71 years old and comfortable with my familiar role of “introverted gadget builder”. I would like to focus on that role because, based on my work with those few people, I have some new ideas for gadgets that I think will be really helpful.

I hope that the 1,2,3 approach for overcoming chronic pain will work not only for the few people I have seen face to face, but also for people like you who can do it themselves with the information and resources on this website.  If you would like a more interactive online approach, consider the program of Dr. Howard Schubiner.

And, of course, if you can afford the time and money, consider travelling to his location and having a face to face program.  He screens patients for suitability for his programs.  The prognosis is very good for patients that he feels are suitable. Dr. Schubiner says that most of the people in his program get better.