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“Talking Head Pain” Episodes

Check out episodes of “Talking Head Pain” with Joe Coe below and be sure to subscribe for access to future episodes.

On today’s episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Alicia Wolf, creator of the Instagram account, “The Dizzy Cook” and author of “The Mediterranean Migraine Diet: A Science-Based Roadmap to Control Symptoms and Transform Brain Health.”

Join Joe and Alicia in part two of their interview where they discuss the recipe for happiness, international cuisine, and meals with special meaning.

On today’s episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Alicia Wolf, creator of the Instagram account, “The Dizzy Cook” and author of “The Mediterranean Migraine Diet: A Science-Based Roadmap to Control Symptoms and Transform Brain Health.”

In part 1 of their interview, Joe and Alicia discuss getting diagnosed, the impact vestibular migraine has on relationships, and Alicia’s journey to becoming The Dizzy Cook.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Erica Carrasco, the founder of Achy Smile. Erica is a small business owner who creates migraine awareness apparel and merchandise, a great tool to advocate for chronic illness.

Join Joe and Erica as they discuss creating Achy Smile, Erica’s experience with physical therapy, and the pressures of trying to stick to a strict diet.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Kathy O’Shea, author of “So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine Through Literature.” In her book, Kathy delves into the pieces of literature that capture what it’s like to live with migraine.

Join Joe and Kathy as they discuss migraine in unexpected pieces, migraine as a literary tool, and the works that represent migraine poorly.

In the second part of our look back at 2022, we hear previous guests talk about topics such as mental health, social media, and being a guest on Jeopardy while having vestibular migraine.

On this very special episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe walks us through a few of the standout moments from the past year of incredible conversations with health care providers, migraine patients, and chronic illness advocates. With more than 50 episodes released in 2022, this was a memorable year to be a part of the Talking Head Pain community. Thank you for being a member of this fantastic network!

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Emily Klein, Professor of Education at Montclair State University, a migraine patient, and activist. Emily has lived with migraine for many years, and her patient journey echoes the experiences of many. From parenting with migraine to worrying about job performance, her story is one of perseverance and strength.

Join Joe and Emily as they discuss being an educator with migraine during the pandemic, parenting with migraine, and the importance of having the right health care team in your corner.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the European Headache Congress in Vienna, Austria talking with Dr. Messoud Ashina, Professor of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Director of the Human Migraine Research Unit at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup.

Join Joe and Dr. Ashina as they discuss the interictal burden of migraine and the need for continued research that gives patients hope.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the European Headache Congress in Vienna, Austria talking with Dr. Brad Torphy, Managing Director of the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute.

Join Joe and Dr. Torphy as they discuss global access challenges and the need for more research on combination therapy.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the European Headache Congress in Vienna, Austria talking with Dr. Dimos Mitsikostas, Professor of Neurology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Join Joe and Dr. Mitsikostas as they discuss his research on the nocebo effect.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Elena Ruiz de la Torre, Executive Director for the European Migraine and Headache Alliance (EMHA). Listen as Elena tells Joe about her career in migraine advocacy, what the EMHA does, and how she is working with European advocates to reduce migraine stigma.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is delayed at the airport. As he waits for his flight, Joe decided to connect with the community and share some tips for traveling with migraine.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by CarmenRose Fiallo, a migraine patient and advocate who documents her migraine journey on social media, showcasing the realities of living with a chronic disease.

Join Joe and CarmenRose as they discuss traumatic brain injuries, tips for injection days, and when to break up with your health care team

In this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by migraine advocate Candace Camper. Candace is the creator of an Instagram account that documents her migraine journey, as well as the ways in which her service dog, Clea, helps her manage migraine and seizures.

Listen as Joe and Candace discuss step therapy, getting prescribed injections, and how Clea plays a role in her health.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Annika Ehrlich, a nurse practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco Headache Center. Join Joe and Annika as they discuss her history in migraine care and the exciting topics they’re hearing about at the symposium.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Dr. Liza Smirnoff, a headache specialist at the University of Miami. Join Joe and Dr. Smirnoff as they discuss the importance of care of migraine in pregnant women and those going through gender affirming care, as well as the work she and her peers are doing in reducing the amount of monthly migraine days in adults.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Dr. Sarah Bobker, a headache medicine specialist who works at the University of California, San Francisco and is the Associate Editor for the American Headache Society’s journal, Headache. Join Joe and Dr. Bobker as they discuss the growth of headache medicine fellowships and why this matters for patients.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium with Dr. Adelene Jann, a headache specialist and licensed acupuncturist. They discuss how acupuncture can be used for migraine patients.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Dr. Lauren Natbony, a headache specialist who tells Joe about the connection between autonomic disorders, like postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and migraine.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Dr. Matthew Robbins, a neurologist and headache specialist. He is presenting on the relationship between migraine and COVID.

Today on Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium talking to Dr. Jennifer Robblee, a neurologist focusing on migraine and headache disorders. Dr. Robblee, a member of the Refractory, Inpatient, and Emergency Care (RIEC) specialty interest group, is researching effective ways to treat status migrainosus (or a headache that doesn’t respond to treatment or lasts longer than 72 hours).

Today on Talking Head Pain, Joe is on location at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium. He is talking to Dr. Vincent Martin, who is presenting on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and  its effect on people living with migraine.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Winnielyn Bautista, a physical therapist assistant, a migraine patient, and creator of the “Healing_W_ChronicMigraine,” an Instagram account dedicated to sharing Winnielyn’s migraine journey through engaging and empowering content.

Join Joe and Winnielyn as they discuss migraine hangovers, being a young person with a chronic disease, and having migraine attacks in the workplace. We also hear from Dr. Peter McAllister as he shares his advice on migraine hangovers and navigating migraine in the workplace.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Danielle Ali, cohost of the Wellness Evolution Podcast and Senior Systems Analyst at GHLF.

In this episode, join Joe and Danielle as they talk about needle phobia and the anticipation of getting a shot. As a bonus, Danielle walks us through a breathing exercise we can use when we need an injection.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Michelle Tracy, an advocate, writer, and migraine patient. On social media, Michelle is very open about her journey with migraine and mental health. She is known for encouraging others to signal their need for support by posting the “Bat Signal,” a visible representation of needing help.

Join Joe and Michelle as they discuss the journey of finding a therapist, signaling for help, and the impact that new treatments have had on Michelle’s wellness.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by licensed psychologist Dawn Buse, PhD. She’s the Clinical Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, an Assistant Professor in Clinical Health Psychology, the doctoral program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and a current fellow of the American Headache Society. Dr. Buse specializes in helping people along the emotional side of their migraine journey, providing a support system to those who need it.

Join Joe and Dr. Buse as they discuss tips to help integrate healthy habits into daily life, and the concept that wellness is not linear.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Beth Morton, a migraine patient, activist, and advocate who now runs #MigraineChat, a social media platform that creates a space for migraine patients to connect with others who live with migraine.

Listen along as Joe and Beth discuss self-advocacy and creating empowering spaces online. Beth also shares the most powerful and troublesome messages she has received since starting to run #MigraineChat.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Yuri Cárdenas, a migraine patient and creator of Migraine Talk, an Instagram account dedicated to providing support to people living with migraine.

Join Joe and Yuri as they discuss the effect migraine had on Yuri’s career, the journey of finding a headache specialist, and navigating the challenges of applying for disability.

On today’s episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Matthew Kloiber, a husband, father, and migraine patient. Matthew joins Joe to talk about how switching to a plant-based diet has impacted his life, from reducing his cholesterol to helping manage his migraine attacks.

Join Joe and Matt as they discuss being a man with migraine, the effects of a plant-based diet, and the response health care providers had to his new diet.

Please note that this episode highlights Matt’s experience and is not medical advice. Make sure to work with your health care provider to find the right treatments and/or eating plan that works for you.

On today’s episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Hannah Frost, a migraine and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patient, paraclimber, and creator of the blog Climbing Through Migraine. In her blog, Hannah documents her life as a paraclimber and how she navigates the wall as someone living with chronic illness.

Join Joe and Hannah as they discuss paraclimbing with migraine, the effect migraine had on Hannah’s career, and how Hannah was able to come back to the sport with the help of community.

Welcome to part two of Joe’s interview with Dr. Alan Rapoport, Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA, past president of the International Headache Society, and the co-founder and CEO of BonTriage. In this episode, Joe and Dr. Rapoport discuss a topic very important to patients, medication overuse headache.

Join Joe on this special Talking Head Pain episode featuring Sarah Shaw (BIPOC Patient Advocate, Community Outreach Manager) and JP Summers (Patient Advocate, Community Outreach Manager). Sarah and JP get real and unpack a recent article that has caused controversy in the chronic disease community.

Joe, Sarah, and JP discuss the negative impact of clickbait articles surrounding chronic illness, turning anger into action, and the balance of posting the positives and negatives of living with a chronic illness on social media

In part one of a two part episode, this week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by a long time headache medicine leader Dr, Alan Rapoport, clinical professor of neurology at UCLA, the past president of the International Headache Society, and co-founder and CEO of Bon Triage, a healthcare company that helps people better understand their chronic disease. Dr. Rapoport has been in the headache field since 1979, and has seen the immense amount of progress being made to help those living with the disease.

Join Joe and Doctor Rapoport as they discuss why Dr. Rapoport decided to specialize in headache medicine, the advances being made since 1979, and the different kinds of treatments that are now available to patients.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by longtime friend Julienne Verdi, mother of 4, a migraine and ankylosing spondylitis patient, lawyer, and the Executive Director of the Association for Headache Disorders Advocacy. The Association for Headache Disorders Advocacy advocates for policy change that improves the lives of those living with migraine through events like Headache on the Hill.

Join Joe and Julienne as they discuss living with two chronic illnesses, motherhood, and the important work she is doing at the Association for Headache Disorders Advocacy.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Pascal Derrien, Executive Director of Migraine Ireland. Pascal shares how his team at Migraine Ireland is working to increase migraine awareness through workplace training, advocacy, and community outreach.

Join Joe and Pascal as they discuss the challenges of living with migraine in Ireland, the workplace training programs conducted by Migraine Ireland, and the cycling fundraiser Pascal started.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Samuel Kelokates, a physical therapist specializing in treating migraine. Sam is no stranger to pain and stigma having lived with tension headaches and a visible disability. His unique experiences and education inform his physical therapy practice focused on helping people living with headache disorders.

Join Joe and Sam as they discuss non-pharmacologic options for migraine, practical physical therapy tips, and managing migraine triggers with the help of physical therapy.

In this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Elizabeth Leroux, MD, a headache specialist, former president of the Canadian Headache Society, and founder of Migraine Canada.

Join Joe and Dr. Leroux as they talk about starting migraine associations in Canada, the obstacles providers have when getting patients their treatments, and the important work being done by Migraine Canada.

On this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Dr. Nicole Rosendale, a neurologist and principal researcher of a study called Migraine, Migraine Disability, Trauma and Discrimination in Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals. Joe and Dr. Rosendale discuss the link between trauma and migraine, research as a form of activism, and the future of LGBTQ+ migraine research.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Danielle Fujii, an environmental designer, migraine patient, and creator of Zden, a sleep tent designed to help people with migraine get a better night’s sleep.

Join Joe and Danielle as they talk about the kinds of environments that can trigger migraines, vacations ruined by migraine, and how Danielle came up with the idea for Zden.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Dr. Sara Crystal, a migraine patient, headache specialist, and Medical Director of Cove, a telemedicine service providing access to specialized care to migraine patients. Join Joe and Dr. Crystal as they discuss dismissive providers, building trust during a virtual appointment, and how being on the right treatment plan can allow you to be present for whatever life throws at you.

This week on Talking Head Pain, host Joe Coe is joined by Namira Islam Anani, a lawyer specializing in human rights education and training and a graphic designer. While recovering from COVID in 2020, Namira noticed that her headaches were getting worse. This led her to seek care from a neurologist who opened her eyes to what she was experiencing.

Join Joe and Namira as they discuss long COVID, ableism in her profession, and the importance of creating and holding space.

In this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe talks with author, journalist, and fellow at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, JP Summers. Join Joe and JP as they discuss the toll that migraine can take on independence, the experience of her child being diagnosed with migraine, and the joys of reporting from Comic Con.

This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe talks with Tom Dabertin, Executive Director and CEO of the National Headache Foundation (NHF). Tom uses his experience of having migraine since his teens to inform the work he does with NHF. Join Joe and Tom as they talk about the lack of headache specialists, being a father while dealing with migraine, and Tom’s role as the Chairman of an annual Pierogi Festival.

In this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by fellow migraine advocate and friend Alicia Torborg. Alicia serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Migraine Disorders, an organization built on the pillars of research, education, and awareness.

Listen along as Joe and Alicia discuss research being conducted by AMD, the duo’s perilous journey hiking Camelback Mountain, the history behind #ShadesForMigraine, and Alicia’s most rewarding moments working in migraine advocacy.

In this episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by Nicky Smith, a migraine and dizziness advocate who was recently featured as a contestant on the hit trivia show Jeopardy. Nicky shares their experience about having chronic migraine and dizziness as well as why it was important to discuss the conditions on the national stage. They also talk about the importance of building a strong community of migraine superheroes.

In this special episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe speaks with Dr. Eric Kaiser, a professor and neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn about sleep and cannabis research presented at the American Headache Society, and the inspiring work being done to better serve LGBTQ headache and migraine patients.

In this special episode of Talking Head Pain, Joe speaks with Howard Rosen, the CEO of the American Headache Society. Learn about the history behind the American Headache Society — and how the research presented at their meeting helps patients and providers alike.

Joe talks with Robert Cowan, MD, about research on chronic/episodic migraine and how access barriers harm patients.

When migraine had her down for the count, Cat got back up and fought back. She drew from her martial arts training and experience living with migraine to create her non-profit Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc. In this episode, Cat joins Joe to talk about what she’s learned during her journey and the advocacy work she does around the globe.

The way Jaime Sanders expresses herself is the key to managing her migraine. Whether it’s fashion, makeup, or hair, Jaime owns her unique identity, an identity which provides her an outlet for advocating for others with chronic illness. In this episode, hear why Jaime calls herself the Migraine Diva, and how it touches everything from her migraine advocacy to the need for self-care.

“I really try not to focus on what happened yesterday, or what needs to happen tomorrow,” says Jaime. “I need to reserve my energy for the 24 hours that I’m currently in.”