The Biology of Pain

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Mel Pohl’s award winning book about chronic Pain Recovery, “”A Day Without Pain”. Scientists have long understood that the feeling of pain is located in the brain; hence, “no brain, no pain.” To understand the biology of pain, let’s look at what happens when you get a nail…

Professional Testimonials about Dr. Mel Pohl and His Book “A Day Without Pain”

  “I have had the benefit of consulting at Las Vegas Recovery Center, where Dr. Mel Pohl is the medical director and practicing physician. Clients arrive from all over the United States, usually having already experienced multiple methods of treatment. Most of the treatments have involved multiple surgeries, extensive dosing of pain medications, or some…

Addiction, Drug Abuse & Stigma – How This Fits With Chronic Pain

You may have recently read about Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans whose untimely death was caused by “acute hydromorphone intoxication” and “chronic pain syndrome” according to the death certificate. The story is incomplete and may never be complete–but, clearly, this talented performer died as a result of taking a powerful painkiller, perhaps without a prescription.…