WHAT IS PAIN
What is Pain?
Pain is an unpleasant warning signal from the body when the excitement is too strong. There are different types of pain and pain can be a symptom of different disorders.
Pain can be induced by various types of physical stimuli, such as heat or cold, injury or damage to tissues.
There are different types of physical pain:
- Stomach ache
- Joint pain
- Jaw pain
- muscle strain
- Pain after injury
- Inflammation pain
- And so on
Pain can also be caused by pressure or damage to the nervous system, this is called nerve pain.
This can be caused by, among other things:
- Back hernia
- Harmful substances such as alcohol and chemotherapy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Diabetes mellitus
It is also possible that there is a combination of tissue and nerve pain, this is called mixed pain. In addition, pain can have a psychological cause that is felt both physically and mentally.
A distinction is often made between pain of short duration (acute pain) in case of injuries, pain of long duration (chronic pain) with which a patient learns to live (for example in rheumatism) and pain in fatal diseases such as cancer.
Symptoms of pain
Pain is an unpleasant to unbearable feeling. It can be nagging or stinging and occur locally or in the whole body. Tissue pain usually disappears when the injury or inflammation is resolved. Nerve pain gives chronic pain, which is often described as burning, stinging, scratching, cold or numbness. Touching can intensify the pain. The pain is not always in the same place.
Pain is experienced differently by everyone and is a very subjective phenomenon.