In this episode, Sue and Mike are joined by Dr Raju Hajela, a chronic pain, mental health and addiction specialist in Calgary, Alberta. Dr Hajela has been a physician in Canada since 1982 and currently works full time in a clinical capacity. Dr Hajela shares some of his background and interests, provides more details about pain that we can experience holistically. He provides some examples of emotional pain and how it is central in all pain including chronic pain. Dr Hajela discusses treatment of chronic pain and the importance of not just focusing on medication management. He also shares some ways people can help themselves to reduce the experience of pain. The podcast ends with a surprise Humdinger question for Dr Hajela to add some fun and humour.
A podcast hosted by Sue Newton and Mike Davies from Health Upwardly Mobile (HUM) in Calgary, Alberta Canada. This podcast focuses on health and wellness with a wide range of topics such as relationships, nutrition, finances, mental health, addiction, recovery and many more. Each episode, Sue and Mike interview guests who are experts in their field, and we end our conversation with a Hum Zinger question to add some humour to some otherwise serious topics.