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Pain advocate and pain sufferer Cindy Steinberg works from bed each day near Boston as the National Director of Policy and Advocacy at the U.S. Pain Foundation. She details the struggles of getting respect for those in pain for the cameras of “The Painful Truth.”
Shopping Center shooting spree victim Carolyn Tuft tries to walk through her yard while experiencing her daily pain. She tells “The Painful Truth” it has taken eight years to get disability despite losing muscles, bones, and carrying over 135 lead pellets in her body left from three direct shotgun blasts.
Shopping Center shooting spree victim and now chronic pain sufferer Carolyn Tuft gives “The Painful Truth” cameras a personal view of what happens when the sharpest pain often hits sufferers in the night as they try to sleep.
Co-producers Lynn Webster, MD and Craig Wirth (who also handled principle videography) shot dozens of examinations of pain patients over a two year period across the nation to gather a comprehensive view of people in pain.
The deflated game ball given to Hal Garner after an AFC Championship represents the grind and injuries that lead to an abundance of available pain medication and addiction that lead to a prison term.
Lynn Webster, MD is one of America’s leading pain experts and researchers. The award winning author is also a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Former NFL great and chronic pain patient Hal Garner candidly details his pain medication addiction spiral that landed him in prison and his recovery.
“The Painful Truth” is the result of years of research, traveling 70,000 miles around America, and over three years of production. The producers met with hundreds of people, including patients, practitioners, and experts in addiction, pain control, advocacy, medications, legal and law enforcement, and medical technology.