Pain is a symptom of an underlying condition. Manifested in different forms, e.g. mental or physical pain, it will inevitably claim your attention by screaming for a solution. If you neglect it for too long it will rise in fortitude and challenge you even more.
Pain can break you if you are too stubborn to look yourself in the mirror and acknowledge its relevance. You might choose to see it as a natural occurrence instead that can serve as a trigger for important change, it is up to you.