YOUR DAILY DOSE OF PAIN

 

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Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly … and if left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.
WM. PAUL YOUNG, The Shack

 

Pain. The fact that you are reading this post could mean you are bearing it in you. Yes, the word itself is unpleasant and everyone else would wish it does not exist or was never perceived at all.

For some reason, pain is felt all throughout the human body.

The nociceptive pain, for example, is the normal response to noxious insult or injury of tissues such as skin, muscles, visceral organs, joints, tendons, or bones caused by any of extreme temperatures, intense pressure or irritating substances. They can be treated through any of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen which are available at the drugstores.

The neuropathic pain, on the other hand, is initiated or caused by a primary lesion or disease in the somatosensory nervous system.
With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. And they can only be treated through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Aleve or Motrin, a stronger painkiller, such as those containing morphine, anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs seem to work in some cases and much more.

The Inflammatory pain is a result of activation and sensitization of the nociceptive pain pathway by a variety of mediators released at a site of tissue inflammation. This can be treated with any of the following; heat therapy, cold therapy (cryotherapy), electrical stimulation, traction, massage, acupuncture and others that could lessen the pain.

Take note that their intensities vary depending on their durations.

Acute pain is less than 3 to 6 months.

Chronic pain lasts for more than 3-6 months, or persisting beyond the course of an acute disease, or after tissue healing is complete.

Acute-on-chronic pain flare superimposed on underlying chronic pain.

The good thing about these kinds of pain is that you actually expect them to heal at a certain period of time. They will eventually vanish and everything will be back to normal.

How about the pain that been haunting you for years? I mean you know it exist but you just do not acknowledge it or you acknowledge it but do not know where they exactly reside in you, right? They just pop out of nowhere most especially when you are in your solitude and worst, it intensifies day by day.

Emotional pain is inevitable but dwelling on its cypress is more likely to exacerbate than alleviate it.

We tend to magnify pain when we start to look for people, events, circumstances and things to blame our misery.

You know the ‘blame game’ is the easiest and top defense mechanisms of those who are in pain without actually realizing that you have been barking at the wrong tree and that you have been searching for ‘healing’ at the very wrong places.

Just because you could not find it, you started controlling your life. You tend to base your actions from mere judgments and baseless opinions of the people around you that could literally ‘box’ you.

What you need to do is to express these negative emotions, without changing the meaning you give them and that is by merely exercising them. I do not mean ‘crying some rivers’ by the word exercise here.

Exercise ‘no to self-criticism’. I mean hello! , the world has been judging you for awhile now and it’s your turn rebuilding self-worth by focusing on your strengths.

Apologize to someone you’ve hurt or blame (for that matter) and then forgive yourself. You need to feel that it’s okay for you to go on with your life. It’s about time to find people who’ll cheer you on.

And if it’s anger at somebody else that you’re mulling over, try to put a positive spin on it. Use your inadequacy as the motivational tool for your own self-improvement. Their words could speed up your success towards moving on if you take them positively.

Distract yourself from your fear of failure. In this way, you can actually prevent the failure from happening itself.

Allow yourself to hear compliments. You deserve it. You’re now ready to conquer whatever pains & fears you are in today.

Now, is it still painful to hear the word ‘pain’? If yes, let’s talk about it.
I can listen.

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