Episode 6: 10 Things to Know About… Pain
Broadcast: Monday, 7th December 2015
Duration: 23 Mins
An alarming number of people are knowingly or otherwise abusing over the counter pain medications. Could there be another way? Aoibhinn and Jonathan take each on in a pain-off (!) and test whether a technique known as transcranial direct current stimulation could increase their pain thresholds. Meanwhile Kathriona finds out what it’s like to live with chronic pain, discovers some fascinating and perhaps unexpected benefits of placebos, and meets researchers who are trying to capitalise on the naturally produced cannabis-like chemicals in our own body to help relieve pain.