Types of Pain
Pain can strike us all from time to time and is the body’s way of signalling that something is wrong. People feel pain when there is damage or injury to bodily tissues. The injured area reacts by releasing chemicals called prostaglandins, which amplify the pain signals to the brain and cause swelling and inflammation at the injured site.
There are three types of pain:
- Acute pain – short term pain (eg headache or ankle sprain) that starts rapidly and lasts for a limited time
- Chronic pain – long term or continuous pain (eg pain associated with the symptoms of arthritis) that is often managed by a GP
- Recurrent pain – comes and goes (eg period pain)
Research has shown that over 10 million of us experience regular aches and pains such as headaches and over 25 million work or school days are lost every year to this problem. Click on the site of your pain to find out more and understand how Solpadeine can help you get back on track.