Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely an illusion?
In this TEDx video, Why Things Hurt, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions and positions the pain that we feel as our bodies' way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.
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