It is impossible to measure pain objectively. There are so many different factors involved that it is impossible for you to compare the pain you get in your back with the pain your neighbour gets in her womb. It’s quite impossible for you to compare the pains you get in your chest with the headaches which cripple your father.

But you can measure variations in a particular pain. You can tell whether or not a specific pain is getting better or worse. And that can be extremely useful: if you can tell how your pain is changing then you can judge the effectiveness of the different types…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: