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How you handle your pain is most important
Sometimes we need pain in our life to grow – Will Smith
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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. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane 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.
Why you should listen to him:
It’s an awful problem to contemplate: How do you help a young child in pain? As director of Pain Management Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Elliot Krane works on solving this problem, studying and treating kids who are undergoing surgeries, suffering from complications of diabetes — and kids suffering “neuropathic pain” resulting from injury to the nervous system itself.