Medical Care

When traditional pain treatments don’t work, and what to do about that

This is an excellent video about chronic pain: Dr. Dan Clauw, the Director of the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Center at the University of Michigan, presents an overview of what is currently known about what the underlying causes of chronic pain are and discusses the rationale behind a variety of different treatments for chronic pain, including many that are addressed in this website toward the end of the video.

Don’t get turned off by the title! At minute 20 he uses the analogy of an electric guitar to explain how the nervous system works, and how chronic pain is an amplification problem.

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