Chronic pain can be hard to predict. Why is it that we feel fine one minute and in agony the next? Most of all, we feel powerless – resigned to “just living with the pain.” Our guest Dr. Deborah Barrett feels just the opposite. In her book, Paintracking: Your Personal Guide to Living Well with Chronic Pain, she has designed a step-by-step process to assess the occurrences of pain, test new approaches in dealing with pain, and determine what helps and what hurts. In our interview, she highlights these strategies and more.