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What are the symptoms of superficial somatic pain?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Superficial somatic pain is pain that begins in the skin. Immediately following the injury that causes this type of pain, a sharp sensation may be felt in the affected area. As time passes, that sharp pain is replaced by a pain that is more often described as burning.

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