Nociceptive Pain

Nociceptive pain, most often caused by external stimuli, is the most common type of pain experienced and results from the stimulation of the “nociceptors,” the nerve endings that experience and transmit various pain reactions; aching, stinging, burning, and throbbing sensations to the brain. While the skin and joints are heavily populated by nociceptive cells, the internal organs also possess these pain transmitting cells and can also transmit pain signals to the brain.

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