DENVER - We all know opoid addiction is a real problem in our country. But what if there was a way for people suffering from chronic pain to find relief without pills?
Enjoying the outdoors is something Shilo Smith wouldn't have been able to do just a few months ago. And a TV interview?
"This would have been impossible," Smith says. "You would not have talked me into this."
That's because looking at the sun, or any light would give her an excruciating headache.
"It would escalate to the point where I would be shaking," Smith says. "I would be sweating eventually I would start to lose gross motor control and it was hard to even stay standing or walk because the pain was just so severe that my body was shutting down."
Enrolled in medical school, it forced her to live and study in darkness.