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This links to a great interview with Melanie Thernstrom, author of The Pain Chronicles
In this talk Melanie goes into the nature of pain, her own struggle, and why 5-10% USA population has suffered from chronic pain.
While writing the book, Melanie witnessed hundreds of pain doctor’s appointments and came to the conclusion that “most often people hadn’t tried the most obvious things when treating chronic pain.”
She looks at the difference between managing pain and curing it – and how your mindset has a big impact on being able to manage it.
“Pain specialists understand pain in a fundementally different way” – most doctors think of pain as acute pain – a symptom of injury. Chronic pain is an entirely different ailment, and needs to be treated differently.
Here’s the link again: The Pain Chronicles