Pain is a very common symptom that can affect almost any region of the body. Common types of pain include headache, knee pain, foot pain, wrist pain, leg pain, toothache, eye pain, ear pain, and many other types. Pain can be acute (e.g. from injury) or there are various chronic pain syndromes. Pain may result from various body tissues: muscle pain, bone pain, joint pain, nerve pain, and other types. Pain may be caused by physical injury, infection, inflammation, nerve damage (neuropathy), chemical imbalances, endocrine disorders, or various other causes. Pain needs to be distinguished from paresthesias (tingling/numbness), muscle spasms, and other similar symptoms.
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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Chronic Pain Syndromes: Chronic Pain Syndromes refer to various disorders causing chronic pain. Common types of chronic pain include chronic back pain, chronic nerve pain
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- Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a general term for a disorder of the nerves. Neuropathy may affect many different nerve systems: peripheral neuropathy
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- Endocrine Disorders: Endocrine disorders are those related to an endocrine gland, usually a hormone or similar substance produced by the body. They
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- Sciatica: Sciatica is a particular type of back pain affecting the tailbone and radiating into the buttocks and down the legs
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