The Mystery of Chronic Pain: a TED talk by Dr.Elliot Krane.
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Dr. Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we’re just learning about how it works and how to treat it.
International Directory of Pediatric Chronic Pain Programs, list of dedicated pediatric chronic pain programs maintained since 2012 by Tonya Palermo, PhD under International Association for the Study of Pain SIG on Pain in Childhood. http://childpain.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PedPainClinicList_2020-v2.pdf’
Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) is aimed at improving children’s pain management in Canada and around the world. SKIP brings together Canada’s world-renowned pediatric pain research community, front-line knowledge user organizations, and end beneficiaries (patients and caregivers). https://www.kidsinpain.ca/
Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain & health psychologist in California. Resources available on her website: https://www.zoffness.com/resources/
Dr. Ron Melzack together with Dr. Pat Wall developed the Gate Control Theory of Pain in 1965. As part of the documentary “Children in Pain” Dr. Melzack in 1989 was asked by director Dr. Leora Kuttner to talk about this theory. In one remarkable ‘take’ Dr. Melzack delivered this wonderfully coherent explanation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qGZPmUttUk
Pediatric Pain Warrior by the US Pain Foundation is a dedicated organization that provides resources, education, forums, events and cultivates public awareness for pediatric pain warriors and their families. https://pediatricpainwarrior.org/