Pain

Pain is a very common symptom that can affect almost any region of the body. Common types of pain include headache, knee pain, foot pain, wrist pain, leg pain, toothache, eye pain, ear pain, and many other types. Pain can be acute (e.g. from injury) or there are various ...

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Pain in its most benign form warns us that something isn't quite right, that we should take medicine or see a doctor. At its worst, however, pain robs us of our productivity, our well-being, and, for many of us suffering from extended illness, our very lives. Pain is a ...1

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Causes

The possible causes depend greatly on the exact type and location of pain. Nevertheless, some of the common possible causes of pain (overall) may include these categories:

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Causes of Pain

Inflammation and Pain: The link between the nervous and immune systems also is important. Cytokines, a group of proteins found in the nervous system, are also part of the immune system—the body's shield for fighting off disease and responding ...2

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Diagnosis of Pain

How is Pain Diagnosed? There is no way to tell accurately how much pain a person has. Tools to measure pain intensity, to show pain through imaging technology, to locate pain precisely, and to assess the effect of pain on ...3

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Causes List for Pain

Possible causes of Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Types

Pain Severity: Descriptions of the types of pain include:

Milder Pain Types: Mild types of pain are described as:

Nerve Type Pain: The type ...

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Treatments for Pain

How is Pain Treated? The goal of pain management is to improve function, enabling individuals to work, attend school, and participate in day-to-day activities. People with pain and their physicians have a number of options for treatment; some ...5

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ chronic_pain/ detail_chronic_pain.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ chronic_pain/ detail_chronic_pain.htm

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