On pain (again)

08 Jan

I don’t get why people who have mild to moderate physical pain – like, twisted joint, pulled muscle, pained back – take pain medication (I get it for when the pain is so bad you can barely stand it and are, essentially, immobilized – I’m not talking about that). Because…wouldn’t you want to feel the pain when you do something so you know not to do it anymore?

(BTW, I had posted a blog about pain last summer, when I pulled a muscle in my…ahem…groin… You can read about it here, if you so feel inclined.)

Oh, why did this come up? A) I sort of want the cane I spoke about last summer because B) something happened to my lower back. I think I hurt it. Cuz it hurts.


Posted by on January 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “On pain (again)

  1. Dining on Deals

    January 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

    You want to feel the pain immediately (like so you know to take your hand off a burning stove), but not chronically. Say I twist my ankle ice skating. Ok…I learn to be more careful when I skate. I don't need to be in pain for a week to learn that lesson – just a day will do.

  2. cyndaminthia

    January 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

    but don't you want to know not to do things that will exacerbate the pain and make the twist worse? How can you do that if you're all doped up?


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