The mystery of chronic pain

By Elliot Krane from TED in BIOLOGY , PSYCHOLOGY

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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.

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The shark
3 years, 1 month ago
The shark
This is the most watched video?! I didn't realize there were so many hypochondriacs on this site! PS. Shark fin is *not* a remedy for chronic pain.
3 years, 2 months ago
I think this is very interesting. Please post more videos like this!

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