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What is deep somatic pain?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

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