Pain varies from person to person and is totally subjective. It can’t be truly measured. This makes pain management one of the greatest challenges in healthcare. An expert discusses how pain works and how doctors struggle to contain it.


  • Dr. Abdul Lalkhen, consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation, Manchester, UK, and author, An Anatomy of Pain: How the Body and the Mind Experience and Endure Physical Suffering.

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