Is acknowledgment of pain a sign of weakness? Should you just push through?


No. No. No. No. Pain is a sign that something is wrong, listen to your body. Pain can be treated, but there is no way to start treatment if you do not acknowledge the pain in the first place and seek help. Talk to your health care provider about your pain, track it over time to see if it is coupled with any other symptoms, and start a treatment plan. There are many healthy ways to manage chronic pain including professional counseling, support group meetings, mindfulness training and breathing exercises, meditation, and the use of various medical therapies, devices and techniques.

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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