Mystery of Chronic Pain Explained by Stanford Doc
December 29th, 2010, Posted by admin |  No Comments »

Chronic Pain is a Disease


Here's an excerpt from a May 18, 2011 Huffington Post article:

"Pain is a disease,” said pediatric anesthesiologist Elliot Krane, chief of the Pediatric Pain Management Service at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. During a talk titled “The Mystery of Chronic Pain” for TED, a “nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading,” Krane described how sometimes the nervous system can morph to create a “positive feedback loop” that sends pain signals to an area of your body.

“It’s almost as if somebody came into your home and rewired your walls so that the next time you turned on the light switch, the toilet flushed three doors down, or your dishwasher went on or your computer monitor turned off.” Krane said. “That’s crazy, but that’s in fact, what happens with chronic pain.”

To read the rest of the article, click on the link below. OR, go straight to the video of Dr. Kane's talk:



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