Videos

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August 29, 2012 ​ Dr. Cahana describes pain as a disease  Dr. Alex Cahana, chief of University of Washington's Division of Pain Medicine, was a force behind Washington's new law regulating prescribing of narcotics for chronic-pain patients. He believes thinking of pain as a verb would result in better care.
​August 29, 2012 Dr. Cahana gives US Senate testimony on Prescription Drug Abuse Dr. Cahana's oral testimony begins at 52:24. He then answers at 68:10, 70:47, 76:22, 83:25, 89:15, 99:10, 105:44, 115:55, 123:05
August 01, 2012 Opioids for Chronic Pain: Addiction is NOT Rare
January 30, 2012 Prescription for Abuse - Panel Discussion
January 01, 2012 Accidental Deaths from Opioids – Documentary 2012
December 1, 2011 Phantom Limb Pain In this short video clip, Nightly News with Brian Williams features Dr. Alex Cahana, UW Pain Medicine talks about phantom limb pain.
October 30, 2011 Opioids for Chronic Pain: Understanding Physical Dependence
October 30, 2011 Effectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain
May 18, 2010 The Revolution Against Pain-Part 1 Some 70 million Americans live with chronic pain, popping painkillers as never before. But University of Washington physicians say that by reassessing how we interpret pain, the medical community and patients may benefit from new biomedical techniques and alternative approaches to healing.
May 18, 2010 The Revolution Against Pain-Part 2 ​Some 70 million Americans live with chronic pain, popping painkillers as never before. But University of Washington physicians say that by reassessing how we interpret pain, the medical community and patients may benefit from new biomedical techniques and alternative approaches to healing.
July 10, 2006 ​ Role for Laboratory Testing in Pain Management ​Pain patients can be difficult. They have a tendency to be angry, mistrustful, anxious and depressed. In return this provokes among clinicians negative feelings of frustration, resentment and dislike, challenging the therapeutic dialogue. It seems that "more-or-less" similar patients, with "more-or-less" similar symptoms and diagnosis, with "more-or-less" similar treatments, manifest radically different outcomes. Why is this? Is there a way to explore the Subjectivity of Pain? Is there a way to 'Objectify the Subjective'? Dr. Alex Cahana, Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, at the University of Washington begins to grapple with these troubling questions in this presentation.
July 10, 2006 ​ New Approaches to Pain Management ​Pain is impossible to measure, often making it difficult for physicians to diagnose and treat. Patients seeking treatment for pain may face prejudice and distrust. But Dr. Alex Cahana and Dr. David J. Tauben of the Center for Pain Relief at the University of Washington Medical Center believe in taking a new and more comprehensive approach to treating patients with pain. The Center for Pain Relief offers specialists in psychiatry, psychology, neurology, physical rehabilitation and alternative therapies. Through patient John Milchenko's story, learn how the Center for Pain Relief finally helped him overcome the stigma that surrounds pain, and find comfort.