Yesterday I had to have a root canal. My tooth was infected and it was extremely painful. While on the way to the dentist I had a slight asthma attack. Well I whipped out my trusty inhaler and in about 2 minutes that was gone.
Now here’s the question. As soon as I noticed I was having trouble breathing my tooth pain literally disapeared. It didn’t bother me a bit. Once I inhaled the medicine and could breathe better; for about 10 minutes I was pain free and could breathe fine.
Then 10 minutes later the tooth pain was back feeling even worse.
Question is how is pain defined? Is their a heirarchy? If you can’t breathe the body stops the pain and allows you to consentrate on breathing, which is far more important?