Anecdotally, it seems like over half of the people I know deal with some kind of chronic pain. In fact, a 2012 Gallup poll found that 47% of people are affected by it in some form, whether back or knee or elsewhere. So far, the healthcare industry has really struggled to find ways to sustainably treat chronic pain, and surgery and/or longterm use of pain killers aren't always the best solution. Findings like this are really heartening if you or someone you know have been crippled by pain they can't seem to find a way out of because if researchers can find a way to treat pain neurologically, we're talking about giving millions of people a new lease on life. Do you deal with chronic pain? How do you treat it?
Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center
September 5, 2016