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How many different kind of pain are there?

By December 5, 2018 - 3:32am
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I hope to understand the mechanics of the generation of 'pain'. And, what are the biological difference between a pain at scale rating 3.0 versus 9.0?

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HERWriter Guide

Hello Snowboot
Thank you for writing!
This is a very indepth and broad question.

Pain can be categorized in many ways, from chronic (long term) to acute (sudden/non permanent) to sharp pain, dull pain, throbbing pain or one could have joint pain, bone pain, muscular pain, tissue pain etc.

Pain scales are fairly simple - is your pain hardly noticeable, tolerable, intense or excruciating...

May I ask what direction you are going with your research? Are you conducting a study or research paper?

We look forward to hearing back from you!

December 5, 2018 - 3:36pm
(reply to SusanC)

Hello, Susan:
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I am a TN victim suffering with various level of pain, I am trying to get a better understanding of pain and the biological anatomy of pain generation and relationship of severity of pain level to the damaged myelin sheath at the root level.
I am not conducting any research study except wanting to know better in how to deal with my chronic pain. Hope you can shed more light on the subject, thanks.

December 7, 2018 - 12:19am
HERWriter Guide (reply to snowboot)

Hello again!

For the benefit of our readers, trigeminal neuralgia is a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve (the fifth cranial nerve in the brain), characterized by severe shooting, burning and stabbing pain in the face. Areas affected include the forehead, eyes, cheeks and jaw. The pain comes and goes in bouts and is usually very bad when it occurs.

In terms of learning more about the anatomy of pain and more indepth info on TM, cut and paste this link: https://mayfieldclinic.com/pe-trin.htm

Would you be interested in taking part in a clinical trial for your pain? If so, cut and paste here: https://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/condition/914/trigeminal-neuralgia/


December 10, 2018 - 3:17pm
(reply to SusanC)

Thanks for the reference materials. Susan

December 13, 2018 - 5:49am
HERWriter Guide (reply to snowboot)

Thank you for getting back to me - I'm sorry you are living with pain. It takes a huge toll on the entire body and mind.
Let me look into this, we don't have these kinds of studies on our site. I will get back to you early next week.

December 7, 2018 - 4:20pm
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