Category Archives: Nociceptive Pain

Prostaglandin

(ĐTĐ) – A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and […]

Nociceptor

Nociceptor

(ĐTĐ) – A nociceptor is a sensory receptor that responds to potentially damaging stimuli by sending nerve signals to the spinal cord and brain. This process, called nociception, usually causes the perception of pain. History Nociceptors were discovered by Charles Scott Sherrington in 1906. In earlier centuries, scientists believed that animals were like mechanical devices […]

Boomer Pain Booming  

Boomer Pain Booming  

Pain management will continue to be an important facet of health care as America ‘s baby boomers age and more of them develop chronic illnesses. If you are fighting pain, tell your doctor. There are many pain treatments that can give you relief, and others Baby boomers are getting older, and effective pain treatment is becoming more important all the time — no coincidence there.

Pain Caused By Burns

Pain Caused By Burns

Pain management for burns can be difficult since burns differ in type and severity. There are three types of burns: First-degree burns are considered mild compared to other burns. They result in pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). […]

Law of Pain: The Biochemical Origin of Pain Theory

Law of Pain: The Biochemical Origin of Pain Theory – We propose a Law of Pain which states that: The origin of all pain is inflammation and the inflammatory response[21]. This Law unifies all pain syndromes as sharing a common origin of inflammation and the inflammatory response. It is our theory that nociceptive and neuropathic […]

Law of Pain: The Prior Theories

Law of Pain: The Prior Theories – We are proposing a unifying theory or law of pain, which states: The origin of all pain is inflammation and the inflammatory response. The biochemical mediators of inflammation include cytokines, neuropeptides, growth factors and neurotransmitters.   Abstract We are proposing a unifying theory or law of pain, which […]