I bet you'd agree. Pain keeps us from playing with kids, being able to spend time with significant others, getting outside, working in the garden, and, particularly in my case, affects my work and my workouts.
As a chiropractor, I use my hands. And when I injure my wrist it directly impacts my work, at least my comfort level with it. Similarly, it stops me from doing all the workouts I like to do. For over a month I haven't been able to do Muay Thai, can't lift weights normally since my grip strength is down, and so on.
The big problem is the frustration is causes me when I can't do the things I love freely and without pain. I see this every day in the office. Back pain doesn't stops people from exercising or doing their favorite hobby. Headaches keep you from reading books or being around grandkids. It's mostly what we can't do that's the problem....sometimes that's worse than the actual pain.
That's just a small part of why I do what I do. It means more to me when someone comes back sharing stories about how they get to play with their grandkids or finished a 5k race and I can sense their excitement than just hearing their pain levels are down. Turning frustration into freedom is what we largely desire. Getting back to living life on our terms is the ultimate goal. Chiropractic and the other simple techniques we teach are all about this one idea: Getting beyond frustration and back into fully enjoying life.