What are the types and classifications of [pain]? Please see the following share!
Pain types and classifications:It is safe to say that most of us don’t want to face pain. Nevertheless, it is one of the most important communication tools for the human body. For example, imagine what happens if you put your hand on the stove and there is no response? Pain is a way for your body to tell you something is wrong and needs attention.
But pain-whether it is due to a bee’s sting, a broken bone, or a long-term illness-is also an unpleasant feeling and emotional experience. It has many reasons, and people react to it in many different ways. The pain you experience may incapacitate others.
Even if everyone’s pain experience is different, different types of pain can be classified. This is an overview of the different types of pain and the differences between them.
Acute pain and chronic pain
There are several ways to classify pain. One is to divide it into acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain usually has a sudden onset and has a limited duration. It is usually caused by injuries, such as damage to bones, muscles, or organs. The attack is usually accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress.
Chronic pain lasts longer than acute pain and is usually resistant to drugs. It is usually associated with chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis. In some cases, such as fibromyalgia, this is one of the main characteristics of the disease. Chronic pain may be the result of tissue damage, but it is usually attributed to nerve damage.
Both acute and chronic pain can be debilitating, and both can affect and be affected by a person’s mental state. But the nature of chronic pain-constant and in some cases seems almost constant-makes people suffering from pain more susceptible to psychological consequences such as depression and anxiety. At the same time, psychological distress can exacerbate the pain.
Approximately 70% of chronic pain patients treated with analgesics will experience so-called breakthrough pain episodes. Breakthrough pain refers to an episode of pain that occurs even with regular use of analgesics. Sometimes it may be spontaneous, or it may be caused by seemingly insignificant events (such as lying on a bed and rolling over). Sometimes it may be the result of painkillers disappearing before the next dose.
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