Chronic or Persistent pain is often used by people in pain as well as their health providers as a DIAGNOSIS rather than as a symptom of a problem ( think of the pain as the noise accompanying the problem)
To ‘recover’ from the problem, it is important to understand ( or learn) how different parts of your body work and how your brain controls your ’thinking process’
Acute Pain: can be helpful.
Persistent Pain- is usually not a dangerous feeling, but it is still a MESSAGE – it is telling you TO DO something to CHANGE that feeling
Everyone’s pain experience is different, and each person must develop their OWN way of managing their problems- learning new skills – based on each person’s unique situation.
Learning to separate your pain experience from your suffering will enable you to feel that you are DOING something that over time, will CHANGE and make you feel and function better.
Unless you have a rare condition called ‘congenital analgesia’ (insensitivity to pain), every person will say OUCH at some point in time.
WHEN you say OUCH and HOW loudly you say it out depends on many different factors.
Each person’ pain experience is a very personal one.
“An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with actual or potential tissue damage’.
(sounds like you may or may not have hurt yourself in some way)
The ‘additional notes’ of that definition remind us that every person has their own individual biological, psychological and social factors affecting their pain experience.
The fact that some people say OUCH – when it does not appear that much as happened to them and others do not say OUCH – until they tear a ligament or break a bone – reminds us that each pain experience is unique.