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Is psychogenic pain as common as other pain disorders?

There are three types of pain: nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic. Nociceptive pain is caused by damage to the tissue, such as a broken bone, a cut, or a bruise. Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. Psychogenic pain is far less common. It can be the result of mental or emotional issues or brought on by chronic pain; in the latter case, existing pain is made worse by psychological factors.

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