I actually think physical pain is worse, as weird as it sounds. You can drown out emotional pain with keeping busy or doing things that you enjoy, or more pathological ways such as drinking or risk taking, but with physical pain you're kind of screwed and it's unbearable sometimes.
Think of it this way. As sucky as funerals are, I don't think the people there are suffering as much as the people at Guantanamo Bay. That's not to say I wouldnt take a bullet for people I love because I would. But that's another thing about physical pain, it consumes a person so they can't focus on anything else. Even when I have a fairly mild sinus headache, it makes it impossible to enjoy anything, even the company of people I love.
my opinion, an unpopular one but imo it's the truth.