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Amazing TED Talk: The Mystery of Pain as a Disease

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this video until now.  It was incredibly validating, and I absolutely loved it.

http://www.ted.com/talks/elliot_krane_the_mystery_of_chronic_pain.html

It is given by Elliot Krause, who is a pediatrician and anesthesiologist at Stanford.  He discusses a lot of the changes that take place in the nervous system of a person with chronic pain in a way that makes total sense.

Favorite quote:

Chronic pain is “…a positive feedback loop…. It’s almost as if somebody came into your home and rewired yours 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.  It sounds crazy, but that’s what happens with chronic pain.”

Definitely a must-watch!

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