The purpose of pain? Does pain really have a purpose? Yes, it does. While normally we just want the pain to go away. If we stop and listen to our bodies it will tell us what is going on. And pain is there to protect us. Because when Dr. Aneesh Singla fell off from a boxcar. Fracturing his leg he had an insight into pain. He realized that is he lay still the pain would ease off. But when he tried to get up he felt intense and suffer pain. And that stopped him from getting up and causing more damage to his leg. He realized that pain was there to protect him.
Why It Hurts And The Purpose of Pain
What I really like about this book is how easy it is to read. Yet, it is dumbed down so you feel like the author thinks you are totally stupid. Because the author just has a great way with words. While using short anecdotes and short stories instead of long and boring statistics. He discusses the nature of pain. Different types of pain while emphasizing that pain has a purpose.
My husband suffers from chronic back pain and really enjoyed reading this book. And took quite a few tips from Dr. Aneesh Singla and all of his stories. After reading “Why It Hurts A Physicians Insights On The Purpose Of Pain” he figured out that he needs to manage a balance between wanting a cure to learning how to manage his pain.
The United States is reaching a critical level for opioid crisis. So, with this book, we are learning new ways to deal with pain. Pain will always be part of your life but now you know there is a purpose for it. We just have to listen to our bodies and learn.