Dealing with pain

Can you do something for pain yourself - and if so, what? Can pain be mental as well? Are there clear symptoms of sudden onset of pain? Which strategies can help with chronic pain? More in this chapter.

Why are pain sometimes perceived so differently?

The nerve tracts that transmit the pain from the scene to the brain can be significantly influenced by other nerve impulses. Thus, e.g. a "focus on the pain" aggravate the pain sensation. The same applies to feelings of anxiety.

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What can I do for myself?

Pain is a very individual symptom and is perceived differently. It is important for you to find out what will ameliorate or aggravate your pain so that you can learn how to handle the pain and control it.

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Which "everyday situations" can aggravate or relieve pain?

Almost everyone has ever had the experience that pain (for example, toothache) can fluctuate greatly, although the cause of the pain does not change at all. This is related to the fact that the individual perception of pain depends on a whole range of factors - not just the source of pain.

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What influence does the psyche have on the pain?

A big. Unfortunately, this is often not considered enough in modern pain therapy.

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Why is pain treatment more useful than "withstanding as long as possible" without medication?

Not a few people in pain tend to forego pain medication as long as they can. Some of them fear the side effects of the painkillers, others believe that one should not suppress the pain perception of the body.

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What is a pain diary for?

In contrast to fever or blood pressure, pain can not be measured objectively. In addition, the perception of pain varies from person to person - and often also from situation to situation.

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Is it true that martial artists are less sensitive to pain?

Yes, martial artists are on average more resistant to pain than the "normal population". This was recently determined by German scientists. According to a study by the University of Bochum, martial artists have a much more durable sensation of pain.

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