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Neurophysiological Basis of Pain

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Your unconscious brain processes 40 million bits of sensory input every second. Each sensation, sound, touch, taste, smell, vision has to be interpreted by your brain as pleasant, neutral or unpleasant. It continuously interprets the sum total of this input and directs your organs to secrete hormones that are relaxing and enjoyable, or signal danger. Anger occurs when you have lost control such as when you have chronic pain. Over time, the brain processes anxiety and pain in the same centers. In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom explains the neurophysiological basis of pain and shows that with the correct diagnosis and treatment approach, chronic pain and relentless anxiety curable with remarkably simple strategies. For more information, go to