Mapping the pathways of pain
Jermaine O’Connor

​​​​​​​​​​​​Jermaine O’Connor has been dealing with pain for years, but he’s hopeful new research from Krembil will help him – and others.

Researchers haven’t quite figured out what causes this feeling, but new imaging tests may help people put pain in a different perspective

Jermaine O’Connor has struggled with pain for as long as he can remember. The Toronto-based digital marketer often has trouble moving his arms and legs – he suffers from excruciating joint pain caused by sickle cell anemia – and has been to more hospital emergency rooms than he’d like to admit. When he was younger, he struggled to keep up with his friends during gym and recess, and he often had trouble concentrating in class, and later, at work.​​