Pain… Helpful or a problem

How much pain can you handle? Are there more than one form of pain in your life? When is pain helpful and when is it a detriment to a person?

We all have done this, go to the doctor and get asked on a scale of 0 to 10, what is your pain level at? You give them a number and they figure out how to treat you. There’s a problem with this approach, each person senses pain differently so the scale is subjective. You may feel a 7 is a sprained ankle where as I may see a 7 as a broken bone and a migraine headache. So we know that the pain scale is subjective. 

Are there more than one form of pain that a person can handle at one time? Everyone deals with multiple forms of pain at some points in their lives. We all have had the headache from hell, as well as the backache and the sore throat all at the same time.

Then there’s the pain that can’t be seen: this is the mental health pain that we have from time to time. The loss of a loved one, the horror of a terrorist attack on civilians, the rage due to an assault or the stresses of trying to provide for your family.

Pain can be helpful in letting us know when we have been injured and need medical attention. It can be helpful when you’re too stressed to handle another problem or project.

There are some times when people attempt to manipulate the pain system. If a person is being asked/told to do or say something that goes against what they know is right or true, there are some that will cause pain in order to get the person to do what they want. The other form is ‘implied’ pain. This is when the person is told that their children and other family members will be the ones to suffer from the pain if what they want isn’t done.

Most countries say that this is a form of torture and they don’t do it, but people are still suffering from the pain of the past.

If you know someone who is in pain, try to help them. Talk to them, listen to what they have to say… Don’t Judge Them.


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