interesting article from Tufts University

“From most doctors she gets a rapid-fire diagnosis and a briskly offered treatment plan. In one city after another, the process is the same: it’s as though she needs brain surgery but is being handed an aspirin.”

I absolutely loved this article.  It is one of the most moving things I’ve read on the subject of chronic pain.  Click here to read it.

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By the way, Tufts University has a master’s program in Pain Research, Education, and Policy, and I think it is one of the only programs like it in the country.  I went to an open house there once and met some of the faculty and I thought they were incredible people.  I definitely recommend checking them out.

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Edit: This is embarrassing because I just re-read my original post and realized the link I had didn’t actually work.  Fixed it!


2 thoughts on “interesting article from Tufts University

  1. I love that quote about needing brain surgery but being handed an aspirin. It is a very eloquent way of describing the medical community’s inability to treat patients with chronic pain.

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