Never Tolerate Pain
Pain can be a hard concept to quantify and describe. For some patients, pain simply means discomfort. For others, they do not consider a feeling as ‘painful’ unless it interferes with their everyday lifestyle. Because every person experiences pain differently, it is common for many men and women to tolerate pain without seeking relief from a medical professional. Whether they choose not to tell their primary physician about it or prefer not to wait in a long line at the emergency room, those that live with unnecessary pain are actually putting their bodies at more risk.
Pain is our body’s way of alerting us to a health problem. Ignoring the pain or trying to “just get through it” is the best choice and may cause further damage to your body. Left untreated, you can cause more damage to your body and experience greater amounts of pain. If your injury or illness is significant, delaying medical treatment could cause your symptoms to worsen and potentially create other health issues. While we understand that some people are hesitant to seek help, we urge everyone to consult a medical practitioner if their pain symptoms do not resolve in 24-48 hours naturally.