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The mystery of chronic pain - Elliot Krane


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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.

Why is there a delayed reaction of pain when you burn your finger or stub your toe on a door? Explain.

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