- Q How often does acute pain have psychological origins?
Pain occurs much more frequently as a consequence of tissue or nerve damage than it does because of psychological fantasy. This is particularly true of acute pain; psychogenic pain is more frequently chronic. It is also common for several sources of pain... Full Answer
- Q What is the purpose of pain?
Believe it or not, pain can be a good thing. The nervous system triggers a sensation of pain to stop you from doing something that might cause a severe injury and to let you know that something may be wrong. In most cases, if you treat the source of the... Full Answer
- Q What is physical pain?
Pain is a sensation caused by a certain type of message being sent to the nervous system. Physical pain is what most people refer to when they say something hurts on their body and is associated with damage to tissues of their body. Physical pain can be... Full Answer
- Q What is phantom pain, and how is it similar to superficial somatic pain?
Phantom pain is pain a person feels in a body part that no longer exist. Phantom pain is usually associated with amputated limbs or digits, but can also be associated with removed soft tissue such as breasts. Although the body part is gone, the brain... Full Answer
- Q How does my body feel pain?
Dr. Harris McIlwain, Pain MedicineYour body has roughly twenty different nerve endings in the skin that tell you if something is hot, cold, or going to be painful. The nerve endings convey this information to the brain and spinal cord, also known as the central nervous system, areas... Full Answer