Chronic Pain Video

Exploring the Nature of Chronic Pain with Haider Warraich

On today’s podcast we welcome back Haider Warraich to talk about pain.  Now this may surprise our frequent listeners as we have had Haider on before to talk about heart failure (https://geripal.org/state-of-heart-failure-palliative-care/) as well as palliative inotropes (https://geripal.org/palliative-inotropes-podcast-with-haider-warraich/) , so why are we having him come on to talk about pain?  .  

Well, Haider has an intimate relationship with pain, having experienced chronic pain himself and now having dove deep into the latest research on pain for his new book The Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain (https://www.amazon.com/Song-Our-Scars-Untold-Story/dp/1541675304) .  

We discussed the nature of pain, what makes chronic pain different from acute pain, what’s the difference between proprioception, pain, and suffering, and so much more.  So take a listen and if you are up for it, check out some of Haider’s other books including Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Death-Medicine-Changed-Life/dp/1250104580/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) and State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease (https://www.amazon.com/State-Heart-Exploring-History-Science/dp/1250169704/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) .