My wonderful wife suffers chronic pain, and we have asked that question a million times.
Science may have figured out the why. Read Discover mag, June 2011 issue...a very good article on pain.
Good luck...we,( my wife & I ), understand.
Pain is subjective to each person..........some people can't stand getting tooth drilled by a Dentist......Others can run into a wall and not feel it.....
Everybody has a different pain tolerance. What is bad for one, may be minor for another.
Lyrica is mainly used for fibermyalgia. Me, I take di;audid and methadone, both for pain. Not needing cure for addiction, My body is just worn out early in my life
because pain is a personal feeling that no one but the person in pain can describe and measure... also different people experience and tolerate pain differently...
can be pain be measured? yes I am using bio-sensors along with pain questionnaires to corroborate using a multi parameter ob