In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Abigail Hirsch the founder of Lin Health. Abigail is a clinical psychologist by training and no stranger to the world of digital therapeutics. Her company Lin Health is a digital platform for chronic pain management. Their care support team helps individuals navigate a personalized and integrative approach to care. They’ve built a connected, curated, and customizable digital pain management solution poised to deliver chronic pain treatment at scale in a way that the current health systems cannot. Chronic pain affects one out of five Americans or 50M people and accounts for 15% of all doctor visits. Globally, women struggle with chronic pain at higher proportions than men; however women are less likely to receive treatment. Women with persistent pain have been underserved by a broken healthcare system to the point of a national crisis. In this episode, we learn that persistent pain isn't just a symptom but rather a medical condition that needs to be properly diagnosed and addressed head-on. 90% of Lin members reported lower pain intensity, reduced pain interference in their lives, start to sleep comfortably, feel happy and calm, and cope better if the pain does flare up. To learn more visit www.Lin.Health Enjoy the episode!
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