Living with pain: moving forward
Pain is a protective mechanism to attract our attention towards an ongoing damage. But at times, there is pain with no apparent value. It is not a symptom anymore, it becomes a problem by itself.
Persistent pain can impair the quality of life.
With a combination of medical interventions & self management strategies, many long-term pain conditions can be managed so as to improve function and hence the quality of life.
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional...
"For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently."
Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act V