Alan Gordon, a therapist from Los Angeles, claims to be able to cure chronic back pain – a 600 billion dollar thorn in the paw of US healthcare – He and his team have been treating patients under the radar for years. Dr. Tor Wager, a renowned neuroscientist, brought Alan to Boulder, Colorado to see if he could prove it. Designed with postdoctoral student Yoni Ashar, this study will be one of the largest ever brain imaging studies on the treatment of chronic pain. Will Alan succeed, leading to a potential upheaval of the medical system, or will it buckle under the rigors of Yoni’s scientific testing?
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