This podcast is all about real solutions for orthopedic and musculoskeletal pain. I’m here with Dr. Josh Levitt, who draws on the science of both conventional and natural medicine and has a really unique approach to dealing with musculoskeletal pain and orthopedic pain. He shares his wide-ranging approach to this and why it’s much more than just addressing the acute pain. He also talks about how he got started as a naturopathic doctor, the root causes of pain, the mind-body connection, understanding inflammation and how it relates to pain, and so much more!
He’s also the founder of upwellness.com, which is a new company. I’ve been using some of their products and am really enjoying them. While we touch a lot on pain in this one, he has expertise in a lot of different areas and he is am amazing resource for all of his patients.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Joshua Levitt
- Fun Fact: Why surfing imitates life and what we can learn from it
- How he got his start as a naturopathic doctor (it started with antibiotics)
- The patients he works with most and how he approaches care
- Root causes of musculoskeletal pain
- The mind body connection of pain that we can understand through phantom limb pain
- Why pain is actually in the brain and not the body
- The root of the word inflammation and how this relates to pain
- Why those with chronic inflammation will have a heightened pain response
- The reason he supports vs suppresses the pain/inflammation response
- Why structural problems that cause pain are only part of the equation
Resources We Mention
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