Translate page with Google Home Stories TEDX: Chronic Pain, Shedding the Second Dark Age Story October 21, 2017 TEDX: Chronic Pain, Shedding the Second Dark Age Country: United states Author: Erik Vance Grantee Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Email this page Print this page English Project Suggestible You Inside our heads is an ancient power. A tool of miracle-workers, charlatans, witch doctors... Erik Vance Grantee READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT SECTIONS Article Lessons Speaking before a TEDX audience in Jackson Hole the day after the eclipse. Screenshot courtesy Erik Vance. United States, 2017. When medicine finally emerged into the light of the Enlightenment, it allowed for the modern world as we know it. But for millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, it has not been enough.