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Is There Such a Thing as “Good Pain”?

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While experiencing pain from time to time is an unavoidable part of daily life, especially as you get older even with the access to pain management tips. Additionally, you may be surprised to hear that there are certain types of pain, which can be classified as good pain.

What Is Good Pain?

The term good pain can refer to pain, which lets your brain know, that you’re injured or healing from a major medical procedure such as an operation. Just think, if you broke your arm or leg and didn’t experience excruciating pain, you would continue to use your broken arm or leg normally and would further damage your body as a result.

So, while pain can be uncomfortable, initially experiencing pain when there is something wrong with your body is useful as you’ll be able to take steps to look after your body and to prevent any further damage. As another example, nurses often ask patients who are recovering after operations what their current pain level is, several times a day as by monitoring patients pain levels, they’ll be able to get a fair idea of if their patients are healing as expected or may be experiencing complications.

Useful Pain Management Tips

While pain is a useful indicator of the health and physical state of your body, once you’re aware of the cause of your pain, you’ll be able to start treating your pain. As trying to go about your everyday life, while you’re experiencing pain can be extremely difficult. Thankfully there are a variety of simple pain management tips which you can use to effectively manage your pain.

Use a Heat Pack When You Have Sore Muscles

As an example, if you find that you have a sore shoulder or back muscles after playing a sport, you may be able to reduce your pain level by placing a heat pack, which you can heat up in your microwave onto your sore muscles. Alternatively, many women find that placing a heat pack on their stomach when they experience stomach cramps, can also help relieve their pain.

Consider Taking Aspirin in Order to Decrease Your Pain Level

If the pain which you experience distracts you from working or spending time with your loved ones, it’s definitely worth considering taking 1-2 aspirin tablets with water, in order to quickly decrease your pain level. Just keep in mind that while it may be tempting to keep taking aspirin tablets every 1-2 hours, doctors recommended to wait at least four hours after consuming aspirin before consuming another aspirin tablet.

Alternatively, other examples of over the counter anti-inflammatory medication which you may want to try out, next time that you’re in pain include Tylenol and ibuprofen. So, if you don’t get the results that you’re looking for by taking aspirin, you may want to compare the results that you get from taking Tylenol and ibuprofen with the results which you get from taking aspirin to relieve your pain.

So, if you thought that all pain was bad news, think again as pain can be a good indicator of when you need to take it easy or to get treatment from a healthcare professional.

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Matt is a GR8NESS contributing writer on such subjects as pets, CBD, pain relief, sexual health, time management, and family & parenting. When he's not placed in the awkward position of referring to himself in the third person, Matt tries to keep two Dachshunds, an 18-year old daughter, and one wife blissfully happy but not necessarily in that order.
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