How Does Pain Work


What is pain? We have all likely felt pain at some time in our lives. Why do we feel pain? What causes it and why? Have you ever really thought about what pain actually is?

Well, there are many things that can cause a person pain and different people have different tolerances for types of pain. Someone with a low tolerance may find many things very painful. Someone with a higher tolerance may be able to withstand these things.

Your pain level all depends on you. Some of it is mind over matter but is there more to it than that? What makes a person feel pain anyway? Pain is caused by certain neurons or sensors in your brain and also in your skin.

How Does Pain Work?

Have you ever really thought about what pain is and how it works? Well, it partly acts as a defense mechanism to protect our bodies. For example, when a child touches a hot stove the pain tells them to pull away.

Pain refers to a physical hurt or disorder. For example, arthritis and cancers can cause pain but of course there are many other conditions that also cause it. A broken bone will cause pain as well. Physical pains can usually be treated by treating the cause of the pain and also by taking pain relievers.

There are over the counter pain relievers such as aspirin and Tylenol that someone might take for a headache or similar problem. More severe problems may require a stronger prescription pain reliever such as Vicodin and morphine.

There are also types of emotional pain that someone feels when they have been abused or lost a loved one. Emotional pain is sometimes a hard one to treat because you have to get to the root of what is causing the pain.