Types of Pain: How to Recognize and Talk About Them

The sensation of pain involves communication between your nerves, spinal cord, and brain. There are different types of pain, depending on the underlying cause.

We all feel pain in different ways, so you may find it difficult to describe the type of pain you’re feeling to others. You can also experience more than one type of pain at a time, which only adds to the difficulty.

Understanding the different types of pain can make it easier for you to talk to your doctor and describe your symptoms. Click here to learn about some of the main types of pain and how they feel.