Every episode, host and journalist Noah Holtgraves conducts insightful conversations that help comprehend the journey of chronic pain. Each show is approached from the lens of the host, who is a chronic pain sufferer as he talks with experts in the various paths that chronic pain sufferers have in managing their pain. Listeners will learn from mindfulness leaders, pain researchers, leading physicians and relate with fellow sufferers through their stories.

Research recently published in the Demography Journal shows that between 2002 and 2018, pain has increasingly grown prevalent in the U.S. population to the point that by the end of the study in 2018, over half of the 443,237 respondents in the study ages 25-84 reported as having any pain. According to a study appearing in The Journal for the International Association for the Study of Pain, chronic pain affects more than 20% (50 million) of Americans at any given time.

Chronic pain is clearly prevalent in the U.S., but we do not hear about it as much as other medical conditions. One reason for this is that chronic pain is difficult to diagnose and find specific medical evidence. Another side effect of chronic pain is isolation and stigma that make talking about chronic pain difficult.

That is why we created Chronic Persistence — to cut through the silence by openly talking about living with chronic pain and explore options alongside listeners by speaking with professionals in every pain management arena. Chronic Persistence is more than just a podcast; it is a community. The real pain expert is the one experiencing it and we can navigate this journey together. Join us on Twitter and Facebook where we take this discussion to you!  

Podcast Host Noah Holtgraves

Chronic Persistence Host — Noah Holtgraves