Using Discomfort and Discomfort to your benefit

 

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That’s why discomfort can, and should, be used as a tool to prepare you for pain. Pain and discomfort both hurt, and they can be hard to endure. But while discomfort is within your control, pain teaches you the hard lessons — and how you use pain to learn those lessons is the key to.

It never disappears, rather, it transforms into something else. I want to convert my pain to a current that powers my abilities, and hopefully, the abilities of those around me. Pain will be a constant of the human experience, for better or worse. The true testament to our species is how we make use of our pain.

Choose wisely. Relaxation training: Pain generates discomfort that can progressively degrade your overall condition. By working on relieving stress, tension, and anxiety, relaxation training can improve the way your body responds to pain. How would you feel about learning a no BS way to use the pain in your life to propel you to a better place?

My video today explores the hidden messages of pain and how to use it to your advantage. Today I ask you to go within to find out what pain is trying to communicate to you. Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given. You have read 1 of 1 free-access articles allowed for 30 days.

For further access please register or login. Subscribe for unlimited access. Changing beliefs is SUPER difficult. Language can be a reflection of your belief system.

By implementing the use of “discomfort” as an alternative to “pain” we can encourage one to reflect on whether a sensation might be less threatening. For example: Discomfort is. How Bad is Your Pain A Measurement Tool. Most referring physicians, regardless of their medical specialty, use a simple 1 to 10 point pain scale, so I stick with this to keep everyone on the same page.

Simply stated, think about where your pain level falls the majority of the time—unless you experience extreme pain fluctuations. No Pain. Pain & discomfort defined. I don’t recall if it was in a seminar or an article, but someone smarter than I once discussed pain vs discomfort.

I’ve stolen the idea and used it ever since. (If you made this description and you’re reading this then. Stay ahead of your pain. A common mistake people make, according to Fraifeld, is waiting too long to take pain medication. By the time you’re in pain, you’re starting from behind the eight. Also, we did not use a pain expert in the analysis of the concept.

Conclusions. Discomfort is a concept that is familiar to nurses and described in the nursing literature; however, many of the studies that investigate discomfort use the concept incorrectly. Discomfort can describe both physical and psychological states.

List of related literature:

• Use knowledge of biological variations of pain.

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

There are several ways to handle pain and the specific sensation and experience of it.

“Healing and Recovery” by David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.
from Healing and Recovery
by David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.
Hay House, 2013

Discuss pain as a broad concept that is not restricted to a severe and intolerable sensation.

“Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management E-Book” by Chris Pasero, Margo McCaffery
from Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management E-Book
by Chris Pasero, Margo McCaffery
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

• Use culturally relevant pain scales to assess pain in the client.

“Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis E-Book” by Gail B. Ladwig, Betty J. Ackley
from Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis E-Book
by Gail B. Ladwig, Betty J. Ackley
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Either modify these techniques or forgo using them if your client is unable to provide feedback regarding pain.

“Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists E-Book” by Susan G. Salvo
from Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists E-Book
by Susan G. Salvo
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Use simple words such as “pain” instead of “discomfort.”

“Physical Examination and Health Assessment E-Book” by Carolyn Jarvis
from Physical Examination and Health Assessment E-Book
by Carolyn Jarvis
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

With pain, avoid adjectives and ask how it affects daily activities.

“Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment E-Book” by Helen Forbes, Elizabeth Watt
from Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment E-Book
by Helen Forbes, Elizabeth Watt
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

I also want to describe some of the physiological mechanisms that cause pain as modern research describes them because I’ve found that understanding these helps me avoid making

“Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering” by Vidyamala Burch
from Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering
by Vidyamala Burch
Sounds True, 2010

In experimenting with their range of movement, for example, I encourage clients to “feel for” the differences between discomfort and pain.

“Constructive Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide” by Michael J. Mahoney
from Constructive Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide
by Michael J. Mahoney
Guilford Publications, 2003

Identify the universal aspects of the pain experience..

“Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care” by Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, Tracy Jean Carr
from Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care
by Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, Tracy Jean Carr
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003

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  • Is there anyone who can direct me toward a community or mentors where I can get some direction in my life and create goals to stick to?

  • I’m really trying to understand this mans concept I’m dealing with A lot of extra bs currently but I really want understand myself to understand this guy

  • good talk..

    i just wrote an article about pain and suffering and how important and how much of an inevitable counterpart it is to pleasure and happiness. like two sides of a coin. this is one of the secrets in plain sight in shamanic metaphysics.

    i would’ve liked to hear bastian say at the end how a university graduation was the result of struggle and pain in studying; and how the love of one’s life was the result of the pain and suffering that went into building one’s character in order to to be able to meet love.

  • I’ve been severely depressed for most of my life but that was the wound where light could enter! Love the video and lots of love to everyone ❤️

  • It’s true from the other direction too: that when people are doing something physically demanding (like lifting something heavy) they naturally roar. They do an ferociousness expression.
    It’s like when we think we squintWHY?! You don’t need your eyes squinted to think. But there’s something in the Neuro connections. So when we need force we access anger and it should help. It’s instinct to roar when you need a turbo boost physically.
    Maybe. Just spewing initial reaction thoughts.

  • Nice Christmas Decoration… I m kidding > the topic is interesting, can be really helpful for many people on how to optimize and heal by the same way the pain through job s actions

  • I don’t understand how its acceptable to put trivial labels on chronic pain patients like that. Imagine the outrage if a patient of some other illness like cancer was given equivalent advice, being told they’re not healing because of their lack of resilience.

  • How can You say whether it is only 20% of the time? How do You measure it exactly? I am just thinking that.. if you exercise in beast mode, maybe you do first most important work stuff in beast mode motivated by pain as well and what if this 20% is not really 20, but more like..50%..maybe…?