The Purpose Of Pain

If you have backpain, headaches or other muscle and joint pains or know of someone who does, making the pain go away is a major goal. But what is the purpose of pain? It turns out there are some very important reasons why we are equipped to sense pain. Dorland’s Medical Dictionary,used by health professionals around the world, list more than 34 different ones! Pain causes you to pay attention to something that’s not working right. It is a warning that a limit of some type has been reached; that the body is not equipped to or cannot adapt further. So in many ways pain is a good thing, it is a warning. We get into trouble only when we misinterpret the pain, or think we can simply make it go away without attending to the underlying cause. Our immediate goal is to relieve the pain as quickly as possible, but more importantly our primary interest is the cause of the pain. Covering up the pain may be convenient but is costly in the long run. We want to correct the cause of the problem so that the pain does not keep reoccurring and joint degeneration and muscle changes do not set in. We stress our backs and necks everyday and if not properly maintained arthritic changes will develop.

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