How do we percieve pain?

  • „Pain is unique to each of us. Our perceptions of pain result from a series of messages that alert us to injury, warning us of danger or to withdraw from danger! How we interpret these messages depends on many different factors.

  • „Pain involves a complex series of messages that travel along the nerves connecting the site of injury and various parts of the nervous system.
  • „Stimulation of certain mechanisms within the nervous system leads to transmission of messages from the injured part, along the nerves, passing from one neuron to the other.
  • „At the junction of the nerves, a number of chemical reactions take place, to allow messages to be transmitted,
  • „Messages are transmitted from the periphery to the spinal cord, and to various parts of the brain, where we interpret the sensations.

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