In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with Dr. David Schechter, a physician focused on Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and a pioneer in the practice of Mind Body Medicine. He was first exposed to Mind Body Medicine as a patient of Dr. John Sarno. He shares the approach he uses with patients suffering from chronic pain and explains how emotions can create a “circuit of pain.” He also discusses the work he is doing with teens in trying to help them understand the impact that emotional health has on their physical health.
Dr. David Schechter graduated with a degree from Princeton University and studied medicine at New York University. After a residency in Family Medicine, he received a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. Schechter has been treating chronic pain and other functional disorders with a psycho-education approach for over 25 years in private practice. He has a credential in Integrative Pain Management.
In addition, Dr. Schechter is the author of Think Away Your Pain, The MindBody Workbook, The MindBody Audio Program, The MindBody Patient Panel DVD, and the MindBody Workbook for Teens. The first several publications are home educational materials for stress-pain and functional disorders. The last is an educational tool for adolescents to help prevent these disorders later on in life. You can find additional information at: www.mindbodymedicine.com; www.schechtermd.com; @pain_md_la (twitter); facebook.com/ThinkAwayYourPainPain, Chronic Pain, Healing,