The mystery and complexities of chronic pain
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain management has come a long way since the days when physicians mainly used anesthesiology techniques to reduce pain. Doctors now use a wide spectrum of approaches, including physical therapy, psychotherapy, biofeedback, and integrative medicine. In this podcast, Elliot Krane, MD, chief of the pain management service at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, discusses the mystery and complexities of treating and managing chronic pain.