Controlling pain, is it a case of mind over matter? Can we use willpower to overcome the physical problem that plagues millions, chronic pain? Paul Biegler, science journalist, academic and former Doctor of Emergency Medicine, has written a new book examining the framework for understanding pain and how it affects around three and a half million Australians currently living with chronic pain and spoke with Philip Clark. Research shows how the sensation of pain is often no longer rooted in a physical injury but in the brain, and the brain’s neuroplasticity can be used to deal with it.

Listen to the full interview here