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Mechanism of Pain
Medically speaking, pain is an uncomfortable sensation that usually signals an injury or illness. But how do our bodies recognize pain ?
Types of Pain
How would you describe your pain ?
This is short-lived pain warning the body that damage is occurring. It is a symptom of injury or disease at the tissue level and tends to resolve as the injury or disease does
Chronic pain (pain that has persisted for 6 months or more) can be caused by ongoing tissue damage. However, in some cases no physical cause for the pain can be found. In many cases chronic pain is a disorder rather than being the symptom of a disease process.
Nociceptive pain is caused by any injury to body tissues, for example, a cut, burn or fracture (broken bone). Postoperative pain and cancer pain are other forms of nociceptive pain. This type of pain can be aching, sharp or throbbing.
This is caused by abnormalities in the system that carries and interprets pain — the problem may be in the nerves, spinal cord or brain.Neuropathic pain is felt as a burning, tingling, shooting or electric sensation.
This type of pain is caused or worsened by psychological factors.Often the pain has a physical cause, but the degree of pain and disability are out of proportion to what would be experienced by most people with a similar disorder.
Sometimes its more than just a bad headache
1 in 7 people globally suffer from migraines.Migraine is ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease among all diseases. It remains un-diagnosed and under treated in at least 50% of patients, and less than 50% of migraine patients consult a physician
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