Understanding your pain
Chronic pain affects 97 million American and costs about $100 billion each year. (Statistic from  Brain Facts , Society fo...
What is pain?
Nociceptive pain
Types of nociceptive pain <ul><li>Somatic </li></ul><ul><li>Visceral </li></ul>
Non-nociceptor pain
Types on non-nociceptive pains <ul><li>Nerve or neuropathic </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic </li></ul>
Brain tissue is not sensitive to pain! The brain itself does not have any receptors for pain. In fact, most brain surgery ...
Assess your pain
Treating your pain
Take control of your pain
Don’t delay…Treat pain today!
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Understanding your pain

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Understanding your pain

  1. 1. Understanding your pain
  2. 2. Chronic pain affects 97 million American and costs about $100 billion each year. (Statistic from Brain Facts , Society for Neuroscience, 2008)
  3. 3. What is pain?
  4. 4. Nociceptive pain
  5. 5. Types of nociceptive pain <ul><li>Somatic </li></ul><ul><li>Visceral </li></ul>
  6. 6. Non-nociceptor pain
  7. 7. Types on non-nociceptive pains <ul><li>Nerve or neuropathic </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic </li></ul>
  8. 8. Brain tissue is not sensitive to pain! The brain itself does not have any receptors for pain. In fact, most brain surgery is performed using a local anesthetic only. The meninges (coverings of the brain) , however, are very sensitive to pain.
  9. 9. Assess your pain
  10. 10. Treating your pain
  11. 11. Take control of your pain
  12. 12. Don’t delay…Treat pain today!

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