Dr. Danielle Ofri, an associate professor of medicine at NYU, shares her stories as a primary care physician and writer who has been analyzing the healing power of connecting with patients.
Chronic pain has become a leading cause of disability and a major public health problem. Healthcare providers are prescribing opioids at an alarming rate.
In many ways, your brain is similar to your computer's central processing unit, or CPU. It’s where all sensory inputs from the body are received, interpreted and stored, and it gives instructions on what to do with this information.
The huge advances in brain imaging techniques in the last few decades have shifted our appreciation of chronic pain conditions and has opened the door for new and exciting treatment strategies.