chronic pain

46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans

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46. Surviving Decades-Long Severe Chronic Pain with Dijon Evans
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Dijon Evans is a survivor of severe chronic pain, and as past Kratom Science Podcast guest Nina Ajdin refers to her, a warrior. At 16 and working as a lifeguard, Dijon injured her leg trying to save a little boy from drowning. Doctors applied a cast too tight, and despite days of pleading, they would …

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Full Text of 2018 HHS Letter to DEA Rescinding Kratom Ban Recommendation

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of the SecretaryOffice of the Assistant Secretary for HealthWashington, D.C. 20201 AUG 16 2018 [stamped] The Honorable Uttam DhillonActing AdministratorDrug Enforcement AdministrationU.S. Department of Justice8701 Morrissette DriveSpringfield, VA 22152 Dear Mr. Dhillon: Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 811, I am rescinding our prior recommendation …

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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck

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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck
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My guest is Dr. Walter Prozialeck. Originally from Johnstown, PA, Dr. Prozialeck is a biomedical educator and researcher at Midwestern University in Chicago, where he served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology from 1997 to 2018. He’s been studying kratom since 2012. We talk about one of the first research reviews published on kratom …

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Why the AHRQ Review On Chronic Pain Matters

December 2020 The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) is currently conducting a systematic review on plant-based treatment for chronic pain. Their goal: “identify alternative treatments (to opioids) with equal or better benefits for pain while avoiding potential unintended consequences.” Specifically, they will be reviewing the benefits and potential harms of cannabinoids and kratom. …

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Kratom Stories: Maxime Ruel from Quebec and Post-Electrocution Chronic Pain

Maxime Ruel was a carpenter until he was electrocuted on the job, which left him in severe chronic pain and unable to work. After trying various medications with horrible side effects, and contemplating suicide, Max turned to kratom which he says saved his life. You can listen to the audio version of this interview, Kratom …

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel
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My guest is Maxime Ruel from Quebec Canada. Max was a construction worker who was electrocuted on the job.. This led to extreme chronic pain that put him out of work. He eventually became homeless. After trying several medications he discovered kratom, which he says saved his life. This is Maxime Ruel, and this is …

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34. Rod The Steelworker Switches to Kratom From Norco for Chronic Pain

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34. Rod The Steelworker Switches to Kratom From Norco for Chronic Pain
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Rod the Steelerworker is from Michigan and has been a steelworker for 24 years. As a young man his hobbies were skateboarding and 4-wheeling. As a result of those hobbies, a career doing repetitive physical labor, along with Degenerative Disk Disease, diverticulitis, and IBS, he suffers from chronic pain. A prescription to Norco led him …

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33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn

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33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn
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Maranda was diagnosed at 22 with interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease. She went into pain management and became addicted to opiates. After 3 years a friend introduced her to kratom. she got out of opiate hell, and was able to be present for her children and husband, who also used kratom to beat alcoholism. …

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs
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Angie Childs says the road to her addiction started with an abusive childhood. She was first prescribed demerol as a teenager for PTSD-related migraines. After several years of opiate addiction and two near-death experiences, Angie found the strength to get sober. She has found kratom to be a powerful tool both to stay off opiates …

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad
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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade of managing chronic pain with opiates. Three years ago Jacob decided to get sober for the sake of his daughter. Using kratom and cannabis, Jacob …

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