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Pain – Why and How do we feel you?

One definition from Oxford Languages on pain is,

“highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury”.

 

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Another definition still from Oxford Languages on pain is,

“Great care or trouble”.

 

Photo credit: The New York Times

 

A third way of looking at pain can be to,

“Cause mental or physical pain to”.

 

Photo credit: Baylor Scott and White Health

 

The little me always wondered why I felt pain, for example, when my parents barked at me or remarked at me in a way that hurt.

The adult me still wonders why I still feel pain, given the number of years I have been exposed to this thing called life!

 

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According to Shahram Heshmat Ph.D., he lists 7 factors that affect how we feel pain:

 

 

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To be honest, Dr. Heshmat’s elaboration explains a lot of things.

There are days I feel a slight pain and my anxious mind tells my conscious mind that the pain is so much worse than I think it is.

I end up feeling much more pain…kind of like what is called a “self-fulfilling prophecy”!

 

Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Does this stuff happen to you?

What is your experience like with this very unpleasant thing?

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