What are the different types of pain?

First of all, it is of the utmost importance to diagnose what kind of pain the patient is suffering from.

Assessing the nature of the pain is very important because this may affect the choice of diagnosis and treatment.

During the first consultation, before targeting a particular treatment, we first have to decide what kind of pain we are dealing with.

The following kinds of pain can be distinguished:

  1. Nociceptive Pain
  2. Neuropathic Pain
  3. Visceral Pain
  4. Vascular Pain
  5. Oncological Pain

Apart from these various kinds of pain, we can also classify pain into acute and chronic.

It is well known that chronic pain can have many consequences on quality of life, and can lead to secondary disorders such as fear and depression. These secondary disorders can, in turn, make the pain worse.

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