Developing A Better Understanding Of Pain

Every year, millions of UK citizens deal with pain. Often going unnoticed by the general public, this pain can take on a myriad of forms, ranging from barely noticeable and sporadic to life altering and constant. A result of disease, trauma, lifestyle, dental, training accidents, general accidents, addictions, mental health issues, suicides, and more, pain is very real and will not go away normally without being addressed.

The problem then becomes, how do we address pain in an individual? Lets take a moment to develop a better understanding of pain, how it might affect a person, and what can be done to help mitigate pain in daily life.

The Importance Of The Subjective Experience

understanding-painPain is a unique experience. Every person has a different tolerance to pain that can range from very sensitive to nearly dull. Two different people can experience the exact same pain and report different results. This is due to our subjective experience and pain tolerance. As every person is different and there are countless pays in which to experience pain, dealing with pain and understanding it enough to cure it will require understanding the individual who is suffering. Once we begin on this individual level, we can ascertain what the problem might be and where we should go from there. The solution maybe as simple as heading to your computer to buy codeine of some other painkiller from an online pharmacy. Of course, if you take that route  you must be sure that you are dealing with a licensed organization and that doing so so is legal.  For example, it is legal in the UK and other EU countries, but not in the US.

Physical and Mental Pain

Pain can be a very real and tangible experience that is repeatedly felt. For example, if you were to sprain an ankle or break a bone, then you would be keenly aware of the pain signals being sent to your brain. When there is a clear cause to why the pain is occurring and the cause is physical, then it can be relatively straightforward to fix. Pain pills can be used to provide some level of relief while the underlying problem is addressed. Eventually, all pain will subside allowing the individual to return to his or her normal life.

However, not all pain is physical in cause and nature. For example, those dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, and a range of other emotional and psychological issues can report experiencing pain as a result. This pain can be harder to pin down, with medical treatments usually being to alleviate the symptoms and therapy being designed to address the route cause. Things like addiction, suicide, and depression can all create the sensation of pain.

Pain Management and Control

Managing pain, especially with medication can be a challenge for individuals. This is especially true if the pain is chronic, or at a state where it is worsening over time. We as people do not like to experience pain, and will often do things that may not be in our best interest in order to remove the pain. Addiction to pain killers can be a result of dealing with pain, creating an additional problem as a result.

Pain relief then has to come from careful management, control, and communication between doctor and patient. As addition to pain killers can occur in any instance where the pain killers are given, every British citizen is theoretically at risk for developing an addition.

Managing Your Own Pain

Managing your own pain successfully will require you take time to understand the root cause of the pain. If it is physical in nature then you may need to go see your GP. If it is psychological or you are incapable of placing where the pain is coming from, then a therapist may be your best option. Either way, reaching out and getting help is the best step you can take towards developing a better understanding of pain.