eli5: what will happen if you have pain(like broken bone) and you don’t take pain killers? how body and brain will react/adjust?

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eli5: what will happen if you have pain(like broken bone) and you don’t take pain killers? how body and brain will react/adjust?

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It’ll hurt. The brain will adjust by trying to not use the body part that is broken so as to minimise the pain.

After that it’d depend how it heals and how much you use or don’t use it while it’s doing so.

It’ll hurt. You will try to change your life patterns like movement, rest etc to reduce the pain, and eventually you’ll in many cases get used to it. But if you have a broken bone that is not set and healed properly it can cause internal damage, or permanently set wrongly

It hurts. And you move it less. Source; broke my elbow and collar bone in 20 places last year and only took pain killers for 5 days then just some aspirin for another 5.

It’s going to be the worst pain ever and if you Just can’t take it

Your brain is gonna shut you down and go into a comma from the shock

Long story short, the body will release a group of hormones called endorphins. They are secreted from the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, and will increase in concentration in your blood once your body detects that pain signal (ie a broken arm). The endorphins essentially block the pain sensation in your brain, however this sensation only lasts temporarily. Pharmaceutical painkillers mimic this effect and through chemistry are actually more potent and sensational than the body’s natural painkillers.