Season 2 Episode 13: Pain Management in the US & How to Thrive in Life with a Disability with Kevin Perez


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In this episode of Taralets Talk, Navy veteran Kevin Perez returns as a guest for the second time to share his experience and knowledge about pain management in the US for the disabled. He shared his views on what you need to do when diagnosed with chronic pain, the professional care or help he received, and how to support those suffering from chronic pain.

Episode highlights:

  • What spinal stenosis is and what can worsen it.
  • How he discovered he suffers from spinal stenosis.
  • Pain and debilitating effects of chronic pain in someone's life.
  • Medical treatments he received and managing his pain.
  • Dealing with depression and his forced retirement from the Navy.
  • Biggest misconception about people like him with disability.
  • Knowing when it's necessary to get professional help for your mental health.
  • How he came out of a dark place and changed his perspective to ease into his new normal.

Link to find out more about our guest here: LinkedIn | Short Bio

Guest Quotes:

"Most of it mentally accepting what I can't do anymore. And more like looking at what I can do."

"You have to get out of the thought process of, ‘I can't do this anymore.’"

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