What is Nociceptive Pain ?

Nociceptive Pain is the result of an injury to part of the body such as a muscle or a bone. When one of these is damaged, pain sensors (nociceptors) send pain messages to the brain along the peripheral nervesand the spinal cord. The pain feels as if it is in one place, constant and often aches or throbs. 


Nociceptive pain from the intestines tends to come and go and feels as if it is in more than one place.

When the damage heals, nociceptive pain usually goes away – arthritisbeing an exception.
Examples: Broken bones, burns, bumps, bruises, a blocked intestine andinflammation (for example from an infection.

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