"Experts suggest pain is 60 percent physical and 40 percent psychological," says physiatrist Matthew Schwartz, of the Montgomery Rehab Hospital of Chestnut Hill.Pain has its uses, he points out: "It alerts the captain at the helm - 'Hey, I've been hit by a bomb, my leg is missing.'" It's protection, too, when it tells you to stay off an injury.
Today, Matt Schwartz
says, "You have to be 24/7 - connected to the pager, the cell phone, the BlackBerry."The result?