Monday, June 20, 2011

The Mystery of Chronic Pain

Many of my clients suffer from chronic pain. It is a costly--physically, emotionally and financially-- condition. I have attached a video from Dr. Elliot Krane who is an expert on chronic pain. It's a quick, fascinating explanation of chronic pain.

We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we're just learning about how it works and how to treat it.