THIS MIGHT HURT
FREE MOVIE SCREEMING FEFRUART 21 7-9:20 PM EST
THE PROBLEM: CHRONIC PAIN
Over 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and nearly 80% of us will experience it at some point in our lives. The standard treatments are failing and one of the main remedies, opioids, has only made the problem worse.
This Might Hurt is a documentary that offers solutions to cure chronic pain. The film follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years trying to cure their illness through modern medicine without success. Desperate for relief, they enter an unconventional medical program — run by Dr. Howard Schubiner — that focuses on uncovering hidden causes of pain, and retraining their brains to switch the pain off.
While only a handful of doctors are aware of the treatment shown in this film, it’s quickly gaining recognition. Known as “EAET,” the treatment was featured on NPR, shown to be effective in a large randomized controlled trial, and recognized as a “pain management best practice” by the NIH’s task force to combat the opioid epidemic. This Might Hurt provides an in-depth exploration of this cutting-edge treatment, and suggests a path to healing for millions.