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Why people experience pain differently

Feb 9, 2010

An estimated 50-million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and another 25 million suffer from acute pain as a result of injuries or surgery. Because pain is so complex and intensely subjective, it can be difficult to treat effectively. Studies suggest that cognitive therapy, behavioral modification, placebo and even the simple practice of slow breathing, can help. But for how long? Larry talks with Dr. Scott Fishman, about the latest research into the biology and psychology of pain and how this understanding can be translated to patient care.

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