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What causes the feeling of pain?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
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What to do about neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is related to injury to or dysfunction of the nervous system. It does not help protect from injury like physiological pain.

Dr Joe: Back pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the commonest things that people experience. Indeed, it’s likely that through the course of one’s life, almost...

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Taking the pain out of pain apps

Researchers from The University of Queensland are seeking public input as they develop a mobile app to help chronic pain […]

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