The mystery 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.  We couldn’t resist posting this video to illustrate this statement.  Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane, director of Pain Management Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, 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.

Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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