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Different Types of Pain

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
  • Timothy R. Deer


Pain can be classified based on the pathophysiological mechanism, duration, anatomic location and the presence of malignancy. Each classification is important and understanding those classifications and their definitions is crucial to guide diagnosis and management.


Types of pain Neuropathic pain Nociceptive pain Malignant pain Nonmalignant pain Acute pain Chronic pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.West Virginia University School of MedicineMorgantownUSA

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