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‘On Pain:’ understanding the connection between physical and mental pain

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16min 22sec
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Greg Whisler Chronic Pain
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Greg Whisler has been dealing with chronic pain since he was a teenager.

Pain is physical. But it's also mental. And that mind-body connection is the subject today of "On Pain," our new series about pain management. Greg Whisler had chronic pain for years until he took part in a pain study at CU Boulder, involving a treatment called Pain Reprocessing Therapy. For more on the study, we're joined by Yoni Ashar, the researcher who conducted it, and by Dr. Karen Knight who is a pain management physician in Golden.