Dr. Melissa Cady
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Known as the “Challenge Doctor," I started to voice my views online via my personal page www.challengedoctor.com in order to help people realize that they can create positive change by challenging themselves. Ironically, challenge can present itself in life in so many ways, whether physical or emotional. There are many forms of stress including depression, anxiety, addictions, guilt, loss of one's limb, loss of a loved one, a new medical diagnosis, relationship challenges, lack of connection, or a new demand overwhelming one's already difficult circumstances. They are all important and how we view them and approach them are critically important. The one challenge that felt near and dear to me was chronic, or more appropriately, persistent pain. It was then that I realized I should write my first book, PAINDEMIC: A Practical and Holistic Look at Chronic Pain, the Medical System, and the antiPAIN Lifestyle.