Sometimes, pain is hard to describe. In fact, it
can present differently for each person, which is why
people perceive and tolerate pain in different ways.
The ability to cope with pain differs markedly from
person to person. Some people can tolerate severe pain
without complaint, where others react strongly to it
(by crying or complaining) even though the pain may
not be intense. This is why, in most cases, the reaction
to pain is not always a reliable indicator of its real
intensity.Pain can be a sign for many different conditions, some of which might be
serious. You should not use this website as a substitute for a doctor. Use
this website to learn more about pain and what to do about it, but remember
to always consult with your doctor.
Besides the discomfort it causes, pain also plays an
important role as an internal alarm. It warns us that
something in the body is not working well and calls
for immediate attention, as when pain is acute
and takes place for brief periods. In some recurrent
diseases, pain can be chronic in nature, developing
and persisting over a longer period of time. In these
conditions, pain is not primarily an alarm signal, but
one of a number of symptoms that accompany the disease.
Chronic pain can seriously diminish a person's quality