Easing Chronic Pain Through the Brain
A man with pain in his arm had surgery twice, but it worsened to the point where he had to take 50 pills a day. After 6 months of treatment by a Japanese anesthesiologist who is also a chronic-pain expert, his pain almost disappeared, and he no longer needed medication. The doctor says chronic pain is caused by abnormalities in 2 functions of the brain -- the pain-suppressing system and the reward system. We explain the mechanism and the secret to treating the condition.
This patient suffered from chronic pain for over 10 years, but after 6 months of treatment, his pain almost disappeared
This doctor focuses on functions of the brain when examining chronic pain patients
In chronic pain patients, the pain-suppressing system is less active than in healthy people
We also introduce acupressure points that can help if you're in bad shape