TSN special ‘The Problem of Pain’ has no geo-blocking

TSN has made their special on the use and abuse of painkillers in the NHL, a 30-minute production titled “The Problem of Pain,” available to viewers in the U.S., Canada and internationally, which is not the case of the the majority of their programming.

Former Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey, long-time Vancouver Canuck (and Livonia native) Ryan Kesler, long-time Anaheim Duck Bobby Ryan and former Ottawa Senators tough guy Zenon Konopka discuss their experiences dealing with both the chronic and acute pain that NHL’ers are exposed to on a shift-by-shift basis.

The Rick Westhead-produced piece is sobering.

I’ve learned that the best thing any of us can do regarding a controversial issue that we’re curious about is to get informed as to the arguments for and against it, as well as the perspectives surrounding the issue.

I can’t speak negatively of NHL trainers and medical staffs, but this is an issue worth giving half-an-hour to if you do have the time.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

One thought on “TSN special ‘The Problem of Pain’ has no geo-blocking”

  1. This is some serious business. I was given mobic/meloxicam and my doctors made it VERY clear I shouldn’t be on it for more than a few days at a time. It was for some very bad inflammation in my sacroiliac joints that was causing all kinds of havoc for years. They gave it to me so i could take it for about 3 days to reduce things enough that I was able to do physical therapy to get things up and running again and hopefully counteract it from returning.
    During the time before that I was pretty much imobilized. It has similar side effects with colitis and other gastro intestinal stuff be possible.
    It is unacceptable if the team doctors are not putting the player’s health first and allowing them to make informed decision.

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