Home > Medical > Pain-Management > News 05 April 2019 WATCH: Brilliant student suffering with chronic pain finds salvation in sheepdog named Bo A brilliant student whose life has been blown apart by a rare, chronic illness causing agonising pain, has found salvation in a shaggy sheepdog named Bo. 0 A brilliant student, destined to become a quantum physicist, whose life has been blown apart by a rare, chronic illness causing agonising pain, has told how a shaggy sheepdog has became her salvation.Image credit: iStock Related articles WATCH: Meet the woman who doesn't feel pain because of a rare genetic mutation Jo Cameron has lived a life without pain, because of a rare genetic mutation. She's leaned on her own hot stove and not realised there's a problem until she smelled something burning... "I'm vegan, so the smell is pretty obvious. There's no other burning flesh going on in the house... " WATCH: How much pain can we realistically take? The human pain threshold seems to differ from person to person, yes. But everyone has a cut-off point - right? Expert panel says two back pain procedures may be useless Each year, thousands suffer compression fractures in their spine, resulting in acute and chronic back pain, impaired mobility and disability.