Somatic pain refers to pain that occurs in the outer layers of the body, such as the skin and muscles. While cutaneous somatic pain refers to pain in the skin, deep somatic pain refers to pain that a person might feel in muscles or bone. Deep somatic pain can be caused by an injury or an illness.
- Q What are somatic pains?
- Q Why is superficial somatic pain also called cutaneous pain?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my deep somatic pain?
- Q How do medications treat deep somatic pain?
- Q How do other illnesses affect deep somatic pain?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for superficial somatic pain?