Consultant in Pain Medicine

Different types of Pain

Unpleasant emotional and sensory experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage

Acute pain:
pain of recent onset and with a relatively brief duration. Usually a result of nociceptive stimuli

Chronic pain: pain present for more than 3 months, outlasts the original stimulus and does not usually serve a useful purpose.

Nociceptive pain:
pain due to tissue damage

Neuropathic pain: pain due to primary lesion or dysfunction in the brain, spinal cord and nerve fibres

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