I have a condition that creates chronic pain. The primary way I have controlled this over the years is through meditation. It's usually very effective and is so much more preferable to chemicals, I have to take enough of those already.
However, in the last couple of years as my meditation practice has expanded to spiritual meditation combined with yogic practice, I have found that the effect of practice on pain control has become exaggerated. I see this as a good thing usually, but just recently I've had an experience that has worried me that maybe it's not wholly positive.... An injury that should be quite painful and which has barely slowed me down.
Does anyone have experience with this, and possibly advice? Is this okay? I find it kind of troubling...
Edit to Add: Just to add some context, the injury is to my wrist and at the moment seems to be a dislocation/relocation, but I'm under doctor's orders to see a hand and wrist specialist if it's not doing better within a week or do.
when taking my vitals, while my pulse was fairly controlled my blood pressure was very high - and I have low, healthy bp. This is a sign of the body experiencing significant pain. And while it does hurt some, it doesn't feel so bad that it would merit that kind of bp. Unless I try to turn my wrist or lift something in such a way that puts pressure on the outside of the joint, then I really feel it.
I'm not complaining, it's actually kind of neat. But it's still troubling because pain response is an important thing that keeps us from potentially worse injury.
So I guess I missed still looking for anyone who may have had similar experiences, and also any advice from anyone more accomplished in meditation and yoga as to if this is normal or not.