Chronic Pain Video

How Chronic Pain is Like Falling in Love | Elisha Peterson | TEDxMSJC

NOTE FROM TED: Do not look to this talk for medical advice and seek professional help if you are struggling. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal views and understanding of chronic pain treatment, which some viewers may find alienating. We’ve flagged this talk because it falls outside the content guidelines TED gives TEDx organizers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:

Dr. Elisha Peterson uncovers how the principles we use to treat chronic pain can improve the quality of life of anyone. Explore simple practical strategies for cultivating a healthier and balanced life. Dr. Elisha Peterson is a pediatric anesthesiologist and Harvard-trained pain medicine physician who specializes in treating children in chronic pain. She has helped thousands of children, adolescents, and young adults get their lives back from chronic pain. She has written peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on chronic pain. She speaks at national conferences and contributes educationally to the American Board of Anesthesiology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at