It is a known fact that individual gets a perception signal from the brain when encountered with a pain. Usually pains are of two types that include acute pain and chronic pain. Several studies has stated that pain and perception will definitely affect the activities related to brain.
Usually acute pain occurs when you are injured slightly and gets reduced once the wound gets healed. But chronic pain lasts for more than 12 weeks even after the injury gets healed. Reports show that in America, more than 116 million adults struggle with chronic pain and the people with chronic pain experience several problems like depression, anxiety, difficulty in gaining concentration on specific things and lack of sleep(insomnia).
Both romantic love and distraction can really help in reducing the pain. Distraction uses the entire outer cortical of the brain system and Love makes use of brain stem system including the drives and brain carvings.