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Types of Pain

Pain: Types list

The list of types of Pain mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion:

It is useful to distinguish between two basic types of pain, acute and chronic, and they differ greatly.

  • Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammation, or injury to tissues. This type of pain generally comes on suddenly, for example, after trauma or surgery, and may be accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress. The cause of acute pain can usually be diagnosed and treated, and the pain is self-limiting, that is, it is confined to a given period of time and severity. In some rare instances, it can become chronic.
  • Chronic pain is widely believed to represent disease itself. It can be made much worse by environmental and psychological factors. Chronic pain persists over a longer period of time than acute pain and is resistant to most medical treatments. It canóand often doesócause severe problems for patients.
(Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Pain: Related Disease Topics

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