This week we talk to Dr. Joe Tatta, a doctor of physical therapy, nutritionist, functional pain science expert and #1 bestselling author of Heal Your Pain Now. We discuss how chronic pain and anxiety and connected and how to retrain your brain and body so you can live the joy-filled and pain-free life you deserve. He is known for integrating brain science, nutrition, emotions and movement into easily implemented treatments for lasting pain relief.
Listen to Joe’s podcast here: Dr. Joe’s Healing Pain Podcast
Joe’s pain-relief program: Heal Your Pain, Heal Your Life
Learn more here: www.drjoetatta.com
In this episode you will learn:
- How did Joe choose this line of work?
- How Joe’s mom impacted his work
- How chronic illnesses affect women more?
- What kind of pain does Joe deal with?
- Where do you start with a new client?
- What is fear of pain?
- What is chronic pain?
- The link between anxiety and chronic pain?
- Joe’s view on pain medication
- When can opioids help a patient?
- What is the term, “brain in pain”?
- Why people have higher pain tolerances
- Why sitting still and resting won’t help your pain
- The importance of resilience
- How to use our “built in” medicine cabinets
- Consider a whole foods diet
- The dangers of artificial sweeteners
- The connection between gluten and autoimmune disease
- Reverse pain with journaling
- How does Joe relieve his stress?
"The brain is still causing pain… even though the tissue has healed.”
“We have created an illusion of what pain is.”
“Many ways to cure your anxiety can actually cure your chronic pain and vice versa.”
“The average physician only has about 4 hours of pain science training… and receive no training around natural ways to cure pain."
“Your brain will produce pain as a sign to alert you.”
“As your fear decreases, your pain follows.”
“Slow change is permanent change."
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