No one wants to be a “crybaby,” and indeed, it is not unusual to have some aches and pains that are fleeting in nature.
Some of us even expect a few more aches and pains as we age–just like some college students expect wicked hangovers if they party too much.
But ignoring pain is not always the better part of wisdom, and smart pain management is usually warranted.
Remember that medically sound pain management is available and should usually be covered by your insurance or Medicare or Medicaid too.
Check out this article on pain issues in the elderly from this week’s New York Times: