Taking the First Steps
Over 100 million people in the United States alone suffer with chronic pain.
Live Well with Chronic Pain shares practical steps that all of us can take to face our challenges, manage our pain and enjoy a better quality of life. For anybody who has been overcome by pain and lost their way, this book will inspire them to Live Well.
“If you are living with chronic pain and view the future as extremely restricted, this book is for you. Learn to more effectively manage your pain, your health and your future through this powerful motivational tool.”
– Duncan G. Foulds, D.D.S
What Others are Saying…
“Dr. Leal shares with her readers the very practical concepts and principles that she used and still uses in her own recovery, and has also successfully shared with hundreds of her patients.”
Founder, Miller Heiman, Inc.
“Live Well with Chronic Pain offers hope for people who believed they had no hope. More people should follow Dr. Liza Leal’s lead.”
Best-selling Author, The Nordstrom Way
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“When I first read Dr. Leal’s classic book, ‘Live Well’, I was compelled to immediately read it a second time. Dr. Leal’s heartfelt message is a must read.”
C. James Jensen
Author, 7 Keys to Unlock Your Full Potential
“This book demonstrates and outlines effective ways to manage your chronic pain while living your life to the fullest. Take a few small steps and expect a BIG reward.”
D.D.S, CEO Meridian Medical Dental Healthcare
About Dr. Liza
Dr. Liza Leal knows something about pain, both professionally and personally as a patient. Dr. Liza lives with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, aching inflammation of the joints. Her personal experiences provide a unique perspective that strengthens her professional commitment to treat patients with compassion, understanding and education.
Leal began experiencing searing, persistent leg pain during her junior year of medical school. She completed medical school and began her residency—in a wheelchair. Today, Leal is out of the wheelchair—thanks to her unique comprehensive approach to pain management, which lead her to the understanding how opioid dependence is misunderstood by many in healthcare. Her passion is to bridge the education gap, evoke conversation between healthcare providers and pharmaceutical industry to help build long-term relationships through caring conversation.
Leal is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Meridian Medical Dental Healthcare. As a family physician, Leal offers patients a comprehensive range of services of integrated medicine. She is well known for her development of training webinars and was featured in the Bronze Opus Award “On the Road to Joint Pain Relief” as the medical expert in the 30-minute infomercial. She has developed specialized training for sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies including Searle, Pfizer, Ligand, Organon and Cephalon. Currently she is the spokesperson for the international infomercials for Aloecure and Aloederma.
Leal earned a B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med) at the University of Dallas and a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston. She completed her post-graduate training at St. Joseph Family Practice in Houston and is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management. She also is certified to treat patients who suffer from substance abuse and addiction. Leal sits on the faculty of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Academy of Family Practice.
She regularly gives presentations on arthritis and depression, understanding opioid dependence, nutrition in pain management, and arthritis in the bedroom. She has served as consulting correspondent for the UPN and Telemundo networks as well as national satellite tour with Eric Estrada for the “Attack Arthritis” campaign with Pfizer.
“My hope is to inspire others to thrive. Living in chronic pain can be devastating to the individual suffering and all the lives they touch. Together through tools we can move forward and learn to live our life to the fullest.”
– Dr. Liza H. Leal