Downplaying Physical Pain May Lead to Worse Pain Later On, Says FEBC

Americans often pride themselves on how tough they are. They push through their pain, keep going and when they do talk about how bad it hurts, it’s often followed up by “it’s not that bad.” It can sound nice to be super tough, but when downplaying how bad a situation is related to how expensive health care is and potentially causing future health problems due to downplaying how bad things are, that’s a problem, not something worth praising. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a membership benefits company that offers select discounts on things like alternative medicine, recommends taking health issues seriously as they occur and not shrugging off pain and fatigue as they occur.

“People have different levels of pain tolerance, developed over their lifetime. The tricky part with telling someone else about how bad something is, is they don’t usually have a frame of reference for what that individual is used to,” said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC.

When at the doctor’s for pain, it might be hard to decide what numbers to use when they ask how bad it hurts on a scale of 1-10. Looking up a pain scale can help. Lower-level pain is described as being there, but for the most part ignorable. However, that does not mean the pain should be ignored, but it can be handled until able to get help. Moderate pain is thought about frequently and halts many day-to-day activities. Severe pain is mind-consuming and requires near-immediate medical attention. Those descriptions may seem obvious to some, especially when not in pain, but a lot of people have an unfortunate tendency to downplay how much pain they’re in because it could be worse. Inaccurate reporting of pain runs the danger of a problem not being taken as seriously as it should be by a medical professional, potentially leading to more serious problems in the future.

People have different levels of pain tolerance, developed over their lifetime. The tricky part with telling someone else about how bad something is, is they don't usually have a frame of reference for what that individual is used to.

Jennifer Martinez

Manager at FEBC

Downplaying pain, in part, comes from not wanting to admit how bad a problem is. Whether it’s a long-term issue of how an individual handles their pain or because if they admit how bad a problem has become, they know they’ll have to get some sort of treatment, for pain to get better, there will have to be a change of mindset to address the issue. If the issue is financial, FEBC members can look forward to discounts on things like alternative medicine -- including select chiropractic treatment -- that may be able to help combat their pain. “Taking care of the body is part of achieving financial and personal wellness. That’s why we strive to offer relevant discounts to our members that can help them more affordably better themselves and their quality of life,” said Martinez.

About Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.

Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.

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Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
1-800-953-1388
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The Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The Company has already helped thousands of people save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially free life.

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2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100 (100)
San Ramon, CA 94583
United States