Micro-post on The Experience of Pain

pain science

Micro blog post on the experience of pain - This post highlights the notion that pain is not just an injury, pain is a multi-dimensional experience consisting of three major parts:

The sensory component is responsible for the recognition of the pain sensation, this is also known as nociception (the nerves reactions to chemical that irritate it). Nociception can be processed on the sub-conscious level, nociception is not always interpreted as pain.

There is feeling of unpleasantness, changes occur in the heart rate and breathing, we become aware of nociception.

This is the involvement of stress, we begin to worry about what the pain means. This plays a big factor in chronic pain as well as undiagnosed pain.