Invisibilia: For Some Teens With Debilitating Pain, The Treatment Is More Pain

Some teenagers have a rare and debilitating pain syndrome known as amplified pain. A strange new treatment forces them to suffer more pain in the short term to make the pain go away in the long term.

Thousands of teens suffer from a rare chronic pain condition that makes everyday life excruciating. Some are trying a counterintuitive treatment approach: Load up on pain until you learn to ignore it.

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