Back Pain and the Brain

Synopsis
Many people suffer from back pain, the "biggest health problem in the world," yet its mechanism is still unclear. With traditional approaches, many patients have no choice but temporarily easing the pain. Now, a new back pain treatment targeting the brain instead of bone and lumbar disks is beginning to see results. Numerous cases demonstrate that enhancing the functions of the brain that recognizes pain greatly improves aches. This episode covers the cutting edge of back pain treatment around the world, and reports on examples of treatment that directly approaches the brain.