- Q What causes superficial somatic pain?
Superficial somatic pain occurs when structures that sense pain (pain receptors) are activated in the skin. Accordingly, superficial somatic pain is the pain that people feel when they injure the skin. Things such as abrasions, scratches, cuts, burns,... Full Answer
- Q Is superficial somatic pain serious?
Superficial somatic pain is associated with the skin, and its seriousness depends on the cause of the pain. It is usually temporary and caused by minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes. Sometimes, however, superficial somatic pain can be a sign of more... Full Answer
- Q How do other conditions affect complex regional pain syndrome?
Doctors aren't sure what causes complex regional pain syndrome, but they do know that the disorder usually occurs after a person suffers an injury. Injuries that cause impact to the arms and legs are the most common injuries to be followed by complex... Full Answer
- Q How does complex regional pain syndrome affect the body?
Doctors aren't exactly sure how complex regional pain syndrome affects the body, but they know it has something to do with nerve damage. People who get complex regional pain syndrome generally experience symptoms of pain in the arm or the leg, and the... Full Answer
- Q What research is being done on complex regional pain syndrome?
Current research on complex regional pain syndrome is centered on treatment. Doctors are trying to find new and different ways that they can interfere with the symptoms of the disease. Doctors are also hoping to increase the methods of prevention so that... Full Answer
- Q Are there outward signs of complex regional pain syndrome?
While the main symptom of complex regional pain syndrome is overwhelming pain, there are some outward signs of the disorder. Skin that changes color is one sign, as people with complex regional pain syndrome often have skin that changes from red to white... Full Answer
- Q Is complex regional pain syndrome another name for injury pain?
When you have an injury, you usually feel pain; this is normal. However, complex regional pain syndrome isn't the same as the pain you usually feel with an injury or other trauma. Instead, complex regional pain syndrome is pain that doesn't go away, and... Full Answer
- Q Is complex regional pain syndrome imagined or "phantom" pain?
The pain that accompanies complex regional pain syndrome is very real, although it can be difficult to convince others of this fact. There are real, physiological causes for complex regional pain syndrome, though doctors aren't exactly sure what they... Full Answer
- Q How common is complex regional pain syndrome?
Complex regional pain syndrome is not a common condition. In addition, the condition affects sufferers differently. However, it has been estimated that anywhere between 200,000 and over one million Americans suffer from the condition. Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for deep somatic pain?
Alternative treatments for deep somatic pain do exist. Two such treatments are acupuncture and magnet therapy. In acupuncture, small needles are inserted through the skin at specific locations of your body. It has been used to treat many pain related... Full Answer