|Select Experts are Featured on MDTV in 2014|
Select Medical Experts on Pain Management are Needed for MDTV Broadcast Special
Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, and Pain Treatment Specialists Air Locally on Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network Affiliate Stations in Numerous USA Markets
|MDTV 2014 Broadcast Special on Pain Management with Associated Medical Messages|
MDTV has partnered with major television network affiliate stations in dozens of markets across the country. Select Experts are welcome to apply and participate in the MDTV Broadcast Phenomenon, including being a guest on the MDTV Pain Management Show Special and providing the community with MDTV Pain Management Medical Messages throughout the year.
Local TV Broadcast Stations in over 25 markets are currently seeking anesthesiologists, neurologists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and more to participate in this public service MDTV special on Pain Management. "Not only can these local doctors service more patients and enhance their community goodwill but who knows," said Paul G Argen, MDTV Executive Producer, "they might even become the next Dr Oz." These MDTV Select Experts will provide insight to, and speak to common concerns of, people looking to receive trusted information about Pain Management.
Anesthesiologists, neurologists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other pain treatment specialists interested in participating should read the Pain Management Fact Sheet below to learn more about what will be covered and watch MDTV on Pain Management to see the special in its current form. All it needs is you!
If you can answer the expert questions below as an local Pain Management MDTV Select Expert, please contact your local Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network affiliate MDTV station or, if there is not a listed MDTV station in your market call, Argen directly at 1-800-985-MDTV(6388).
Fact Sheet for Pain Management Show Information
TARGET MDTV SELECT EXPERTS (in priority order)
2. Pain Treatment Center
5. Physical Therapists
BACKGROUND RESEARCH FACTS
• Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans and costs the U.S. up to $635 billion per year
to treat (according to the Institute of Medicine).
• Low back pain represents about 28 percent of all causes of pain in the U.S. followed by headache
or migraines, and neck pain. Other pain sources may be arthritis, neuropathy, cancer and
• Chronic pain occurs because damaged or diseased nerve cells send inappropriate messages to the
brain. Although there may not be a threat to the body, the nerve pathways say there is.
• Chronic pain sufferers are stifled by their condition. It affects every aspect of their lives.
• Some treatments like massage, heat or cold compresses and acupuncture may ease the pain but
the relief is temporary. Integrative therapies are used to promote healing and enhance results of
• OTC medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may help with arthritis type
symptoms but for chronic pain narcotics work best. They are regulated and prescribed because of
the potential dangerous side effects. The body develops a tolerance to the drug over time and a
higher dose is needed to achieve adequate relief.
• The goal of effective pain management is to eliminate the see saw effect of medication dosing
and create sustained pain relief or adequate control.
• Chronic pain often leads to hopelessness and depression.
• TENS or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators are meant to override the signals the pain
nerve channels send to the brain.
• Anesthesiologist can insert a catheter into the portion of the spinal canal called the epidural to be
used as a port to give nerve block medications.
MEDICAL MOMENT: Demonstrate how a TENS works.
QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR SATELLITE INTERVIEW OR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions have been recorded in studio with MDTV Patient Advocate Anchor, Patricia Stark
1. Do specific therapies work best on certain diseases like cancer?
2. What medications are typically used and do they become less effective over time?
3. How long is too long to be in pain?
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions are to be asked by Advertising Producer to local expert (who is not looking directly into camera)
1. How successful are TENS and what are the risks?
2. Why are nerve blocks better than oral medications?
3. Are epidural catheters a short-term option only?
4. What seems to be the trend in pain management; is any therapy showing more effectiveness?
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