The pain teacher is one of the best teachers I’ve met. Do not mess around, daydream, or skip her classes or you’ll never reach your full potential, resulting in, ’Could do better’ reports all round!
Even worse is to do what most people do, and ignore the pain teacher by taking ‘treatments’ to muffle her. Treatments are generally painkillers in drug format, but can also be any treatment including the complementary ones. Killing the pain teacher is akin to taking out the bulb on a warning light on your car. It gets rid of the symptom but does nothing for the cause nor for your long-term performance (and health).
“Do you take medical drugs? If the answer is yes, what have you avoided or ignored that led to a weakening of your ‘self’ to the point of needing/wanting medical drugs? Allowing your life to become too stressful is the primary reason for all medical drug consumption and lost time from work!” – Paul Chek
So, if you have pain, see it as a teacher to help you change your behaviour (training &/or lifestyle) to be stronger and better. The body doesn’t lie, listen to it.