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Nociceptive pain
The most common type of pain. This type of pain occurs when nociceptors are stimulated andcan be described as sharp, burning, aching, cramping, or stabbing. This pain originates invisceral and somatic areas of the body.Visceral painOriginates from the internal organs of the body. Examples of visceral pain include appendicitis,cholecystitis, and pancreatitis.Somatic painOriginates from injury to the skin, muscles, bones, and joints. Examples of somatic pain includesunburns, arthritis, bone fractures, and muscle sprains and strains.Pain can also be either radiating or referred. Radiating pain starts in one area of the body butalso continues to an adjacent area. Examples of radiating pain include esophageal reflux andheart attacks that have chest and left arm pain. Referred pain starts in one area but hurts inanother area. Examples of referred pain include pain below the scapula for gallbladder diseaseand jaw pain during a heart attack.Neuropathic painResults from nerve injury and is typically described as burning, stinging, tingling, or burningpain. Examples of neuropathic pain include neuropathies associated with diabetes, strokes,slipped or bulging discs, or peripheral vascular disorders. Phantom pain is also a type ofneuropathic pain that occurs when the brain receives messages from the amputated area.Psychogenic painPain that an individual perceives, but there is no physical cause. Examples of this type of paininclude headaches and stomach aches.Pain Variations and TypesVariationsThere are many ways of describing pain. Pain can be acute or chronic. Acute pain typically has asudden onset and is linked to a specific cause. It responds best to treatment and is relativelyshort-lived, usually less than three to six months in duration. Chronic pain typically persistslonger than 3–6 months, possibly even years, and typically is related to some underlying chronicmedical condition, such as a back injury or arthritis. Chronic pain is often more challenging totreat than acute pain and can cause other problems if not adequately treated, which we willdiscuss later.Types of PainThere are many ways of describing pain. Pain can be acute or chronic. Acute pain typically has asudden onset and is linked to a specific cause. It responds best to treatment and is relativelyshort-lived, usually less than three to six months in duration. Chronic pain typically persists
longer than 3–6 months, possibly even years, and typically is related to some underlying chronicmedical condition, such as a back injury or arthritis. Chronic pain is often more challenging totreat than acute pain and can cause other problems if not adequately treated, which we willdiscuss later.Nociceptive painThe most common type of pain. This type of pain occurs when nociceptors are stimulated andcan be described as sharp, burning, aching, cramping, or stabbing. This pain originates invisceral and somatic areas of the body.

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