Your Brain's Role in Chronic Pain

Season #2 Episode #85

Chronic pain. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people globally suffer from chronic pain and this number increases with age. Now, I’m not talking about acute pain, which comes and goes. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than 12 weeks and may appear without any initial injury.

Hashimoto’s is among the most prevalent autoimmune disorder affecting about 10% of population. Hashimoto's patients are especially prone to increased risk of chronic pain as it’s also a recognized cause of fibromyalgia, and chronic widespread pain.

Listen in to hear about Your Brain’s Role in Chronic Pain, what I have learned about the path that often leads to chronic pain, and how to get out of it.


Chronic Pain and the Health of Populations.

Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain in autoimmune thyroid disease.

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain.

Infographic: The Path of Chronic Pain.

Facing the role of the amygdala in emotional information processing.

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