What Are the Three Types of Pain?

Each year, Americans spend approximately $560 billion on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. The incidents of chronic pain are so great that they affect more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  

Chronic pain is often treated through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or with opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin®) and hydrocodone (Vicodin®).

There are three generally-accepted types of chronic pain that require treatment:

• Nociceptive pain- In this type of pain, nociceptors detect all pain to the physical components of the body, such as muscles, bones, skin, etc. Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain and is usually caused by trauma or injuries such as fractures, burns, and bruises. Nociceptive pain can also be caused by joint damage due to arthritis.

• Neuropathic pain- This pain is associated with damage to the neurosystem, often caused by infection or injury. If you have experienced the commonly called "shooting pain" somewhere in your body, you are expressing a symptom of neuropathic pain.

• Sensory hypersensitivity- This pain classification includes pain of unknown or undiagnosed origin as there is no apparent damage to the nerves, tissue, organs, or bones as described in the two categories above. Research suggests, however that there may be a connection to neurological dysfunction.

Of these three types of pain, the most avoidable is nociceptive pain because it is often triggered by activities for which we are not prepared such as heavy exercise without warming up, or through avoidable accidents such as touching or grabbing a hot item without protection.

 Joint pain and back pain are extremely common nociceptive pain examples. Back pain is the leading cause for disability and accounts for over 264 million lost workdays in a given year.

Approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives and will seek severe back pain treatment.

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There is a way to help manage your nociceptive joint or back pain without the use of NSAIDs or dangerous opioids, which do not address the root cause of pain, they merely mask it.

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