What is pain?

Pain is an alarm signal that alerts of an injury in our body. Nowadays, it is the most common reason for medical consultations. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, “pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. When this pain persists for more than 3-6 months it can be considered as a chronic pain and must be treated accordingly.

Degenerative bone disease, neuralgia and limb loss, among others, are situations in which pain becomes chronic, losing thus its alarm function. Living without pain is possible: a good therapist must get to the cause of pain and determine an appropriate treatment to alleviate long-term pain suffering.

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