The pain chronicles: cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering

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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changes to the brain and spinal cord, many doctors and patients still labor under misguided cultural notions and outdated scientific dogmas that prevent proper treatment, to devastating effect. In The Pain Chronicles, a singular and deeply humane work, Melanie Thernstrom traces conceptions of pain throughout the ages-from ancient Babylonian pain-banishing spells to modern brain imaging-to reveal the elusive, mysterious nature of pain itself. Interweaving first-person reflections on her own battle with chronic pain, incisive reportage from leading-edge pain clinics and medical research, and insights from a wide range of disciplines-science, history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art-Thernstrom shows that when dealing with pain we are neither as advanced as we imagine nor as helpless as we may fear.
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title_display The pain chronicles : cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering
title_full The pain chronicles : cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering / Melanie Thernstrom, The pain chronicles : cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering [electronic resource] / Melanie Thernstrom, The pain chronicles [sound recording] : cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering / Melanie Thernstrom
title_short The pain chronicles :
title_sub cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering
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