Pain Less

a friend has pointed me in the direction of a new exhibition on the future of pain relief – Pain Less is curated by the Science Museum, and runs until 31st August 2013.

Pain Less explores pain from a number of perspectives – uncovering the stories of those who live with relentless, chronic pain (estimated to affect one in five of us), and those who, remarkably, feel no pain at all.

i had a go at the game Ouch – where you use a variety of strategies to zap pain – but i found this quite stressful as was so bad at it! still, it makes several points well – that pain killers become less effective over time, and the experience of pain can be modified by mood.

there are some further resources at the Pain Less blog, including a short video on the relationship between mood and pain – Pain in the Brain:

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