There are many reasons why someone may not want to take painkillers because they do not like medicines. They may not like the side effects. Sometimes certain painkillers affect one person differently than others. So, they may not want to take the painkillers because the side effects are worse than the pain. Other times may be because the person has a tendency to get addicted to painkillers.
Therefore, they want to watch their intake of them. Instead, they can handle their pain in a few ways. Some people decide to take herbs instead. Others try to think of something else and try to forget the pain. Sometimes, a person in pain can apply cold or warm compresses to the hurt or aching pain in their body.