What would you do if the touch of a feather felt like someone taking a blow torch to your skin? For some, it's reality, and we're finally starting to realize why. Right now our medical technology only really treats the symptoms, rather than the root cause.
Dr. Elliot Krane of the pain management service at the Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford wants to change that. His goal is to continue researching the causes of chronic pain in an effort to develop disease modifying drugs that change the entire way we treat chronic pain so those living with it no longer need to manage it, but can eliminate it completely.