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Alan

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  • The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Melanie Thernstrom
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Each of us will know physical pain in our lives, but none of us knows when it will come or how long it will stay. Today as much as 10 percent of the population of the United States suffers from chronic pain. It is more widespread, misdiagnosed, and undertreated than any major disease. While recent research has shown that pain produces pathological changes to the brain and spinal cord, many doctors and patients still labor under misguided cultural notions and outdated scientific dogmas.

    Nathan O'Hara says: "Informative, well researched and nicely written"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    I am still listening, but I am impressed. I was a little afraid of the book at first because of the nature of the topic, but I am glad I dove in anyway. This book really woke me up to the antiquated attitudes we have about chronic pain. Future generations will be every bit is shocked by how we treat chronic pain patients as we are by past rascism. Think I am being melodramatic or making an inappropriate comparison? Listen for yourself and see if you still feel that way.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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