Dr. Zeltzer has been treating youth with chronic pain for over thirty years. Having seen children visit multiple doctors, undergo numerous tests, and take many medications with no end to their pain in sight, it became clear to Dr. Zeltzer that something was needed to help more children than she could possibly see in her practice. She also realized that her nonprofit would need to address common healthcare barriers like location and cost.
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Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., is a UCLA Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and was the Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program for 30 years. She has over 300 scientific publications on pain and does research on yoga, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, and other self-help interventions, published her first book for parents on pain in childhood (HarperCollins, 2005) and her second book on chronic pain in children and young adults with her husband Dr. Paul Zeltzer (Shilysca Press, 2016).
Bright. Creative. Sensitive. Observant. Perfectionist.
This is how most people would describe someone with chronic pain. These are all great qualities that make you special and unique, but this is also what makes you susceptible to chronic pain. Your brain learns so quickly and so deeply, that sometimes it becomes so “aware” it can actually get stuck in your brain’s “pain loops” and fire pain signals too often or too much.
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