All of us experience pain. It is your body and it is your business to know what is going on in your body. I firmly believe in Einstein's quote that 'if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough'. Here we go with a simple explanation on pain.
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Do not blame the name, Understand the game.
A lot has been said about diagnosing shoulder pain where the focus is too much on identifying the structural damage. Whereas when it comes to managing pain, it has been seen that the symptoms are produced by multiple factors including posture, mobility and muscular strength in and around shoulder joint.
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, in a TedTalk Dr Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we're just learning about how it works and how to treat it.
'I have a reputation of being invited to medical conferences just once and never again. That's because I call a spade a spade.': Interview of the author of The Pain Handbook: A non-surgical way to managing back, neck and knee pain, with DNA newspaper.
A write-up about The Pain Handbook in a national newspaper. ~80% of us will experience at least bad episode of back pain in our lifetimes. Unfortunately healthcare industry is not equipped to address it well enough. Empower yourself with knowledge.
The pain you suffer is your problem. Harsh, very harsh, but true. Once you realize that, only then will changes take place in the right direction. Since it’s your problem, you need to take a more proactive role in treating pain and managing it. At times, pain is there to stay. But it’s entirely up to you if you have the desire to suffer as well. Below is an example of die-hard lady who decided not to suffer, even though she had enough pain thrown at her.