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The Pain Chronicles - Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

Melanie Thernstrom

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Description:

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changes to the brain and spinal cord, many doctors and patients still labor under misguided cultural notions and outdated scientific dogmas that prevent proper treatment, to devastating effect.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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laural Merlington

Length:

11h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

26:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:25


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

02:32


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:41


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:47


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

06:13


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:33


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:42


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

07:14


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

11:01


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:24


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:43


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

04:53


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

06:00


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

04:18


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

08:11


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

11:30


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

10:41


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

13:15


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

12:20


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

05:40


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:35


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

11:21


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

00:27


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

07:26


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

10:49


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

13:59


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

08:07


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

06:41


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

03:23


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

06:02


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

05:47


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

10:22


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

05:07


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

10:35


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

08:30


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

15:37


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

19:12


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

06:56


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

11:09


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

08:00


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:06


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

01:36


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

02:37


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

05:49


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

09:00


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

04:57


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

04:34


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

10:01


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

04:38


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

04:58


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

08:40


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

13:33


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

10:20


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

08:00


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

15:52


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

07:22


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

14:11


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

04:09


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

04:13


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

02:18


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

02:25


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

15:09


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

04:52


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

10:05


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

12:04


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

06:46


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

12:15


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

05:36


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

11:27


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

03:51


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

11:17


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

17:53


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

08:59


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

07:01


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

15:02


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

00:46


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

00:26