The Science Behind Why You Say ‘Ow’ When You’re In Pain

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/why-you-say-ouch-pain_n_6594170.html

New research from the National University of Singapore suggests that vocalizing may interfere with pain signals traveling to the brain, distracting you from the uncomfortable sensations you’re feeling…

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Jeanne Karaffa said:  Swearing helps too

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/11-suggestions-for-managing-pain/

11 Suggestions for Managing Pain

9. Grunt. Sometimes, when we’re doing something that takes extra effort, we make a noise (or grunt). A little verbal exhalation, to express the pain within the physical effort. It’s a type of release that you will be able to hear in your subconscious — just a little acknowledgement (like a note to yourself) that you’re still fighting the pain. You are making the effort, and that’s a good thing.

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