Imagine a life without pain. No aching joints. No stinging sunburns. No throbbing headaches. Think again if you think that sounds great.
Some individuals can’t sense pain. They are born that way. They also tend to die young- unlike, say, people who cannot hear or see.
Pain protects us. You recoil in pain when you touch a hot stove. That sensation will help you avoid getting a burn that could be risky — even deadly. A foot’s throbbing instructs you to stay off it until it heals, so you don’t do more harm. Without those signs, we would all be in trouble. Big trouble!
Some pain is simple. Burn your skin, pull on a muscle or break a bone, and …Continue reading