TED Talk: The Mystery of Chronic Pain

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Elliot Krane from the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford provides a fascinating look at the science of chronic pain, and offers some hope with a look at where the research is headed. Come on, science!

About this Ted Talk:
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.

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