About Curable

Scientific Advisory Team

David Clarke, MD Gastroenterology medical adviser for Curable

David Clarke, MD

Gastroenterology

Board-certified physician in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Dr. Timothy Flynn Physical therapist adviser for Curable

Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD

Physical Therapy

Board-certified orthopaedic physical therapist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, The immediate past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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Alan Gordon, LCSW

Pain Psychology

Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain, and the Executive Director of the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.
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David Hanscom, MD

Orthopedics

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis.
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Megan Ranney, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University, practicing emergency physician and researcher, Director and founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program.
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David Schechter, MD

Family & Sports Medicine

Board-certified family medicine & sports medicine physician who specializes in a non-surgical approach to pain and injury, Formerly a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at USC.
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Howard Schubiner, MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Internal medicine specialist and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Clinical Professor at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
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Dr. John Stracks lead medical adviser for Curable

John Stracks, MD

Internal Medicine

Integrative Family Physician, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Lectures nationally on mind-body strategies of healing chronic pain.
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Dr. Tor Wager Neuroscience adviser for Curable

Tor Wager, PhD

Neuroscience

Neuroscientist and Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which aims to investigate the brain pathways that underlie the generation and regulation of pain and emotion.
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Leadership Team

Curable CEO John Gribbin

John Gribbin

CEO

Seasoned startup founder cured from 15 years of lower back pain. Now he can keep up with his two active kids.

Erich Luedtke Head of Technology

Erich Luedtke

Head of Tech

Web pioneer and tech innovator since the 80s, cured from 8 years of chronic hand pain. Now his pain no longer keeps him from building the future.

Laura Seago Head of Content and Marketing

Laura Seago

Head of Content

Content and marketing expert, cured from 5 years of migraines, sciatica, and knee pain. Now running, spinning, and jumping for joy on a daily basis.

Curable Founding Team John low back pain, Erich RSI, Laura Migraine

We've Been There

All three of Curable's co-founders experienced chronic pain first-hand. The education and tools that we have packaged into the Curable program follow the same evidence-based strategies we used to recover from our own pain, including: degenerative disc disease, migraine, sciatica, RSI, knee pain, and more.

Thanks to modern neuroscience research and mindbody tools for chronic pain, we have our lives back. We believe that every pain sufferer deserves access to these tools, and are passionate about providing that.

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Why We Exist

Up to 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. As the incidence of chronic pain grows, so does the number of opioid prescriptions, surgeries, and visits to the doctor’s office. The annual economic cost of chronic pain is estimated at $600B, and the impact on the individual is just as severe. On average, chronic pain sufferers earn 37% less income, are more prone to depression and opioid addiction, and are 4X as likely to commit suicide.

Fortunately, modern scientific research is beginning to paint a clear path out of the current chronic pain epidemic. Study after study - from the best scientists and institutions in the world - show that the brain and central nervous system play a much more significant role in chronic pain than we once thought. This means that chronic pain is not solely a condition of the body, but rather a condition of the brain. And therefore, by offering therapy to the brain, we can break the ongoing cycle of pain.

It’s one thing to read this in scientific studies. But how can we deliver this new understanding of pain to the people who need it most: the pain sufferers? That’s where Curable comes in.

Our mission is to provide widespread access to evidence-based, safe, and effective chronic pain therapy for all those in need. “Access” means making it understandable to the layperson, making it convenient to use, and making it affordable.

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