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Is deep somatic pain the same thing as visceral pain?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are two types of somatic pain, cutaneous and deep. While cutaneous somatic pain affects the skin, deep somatic pain affects deeper structures like muscle, bones, and tendons. Visceral pain is a different type of pain from either of the somatic pains. Visceral pain is pain that comes from internal organs such as the lungs, liver, or intestine.

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