Blog Classic: July 24, 2010
It's common for a doctor to ask where you hurt and how badly you hurt, but as you likely know if you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, pain is a lot more complicated than that. We need to understand how we hurt, and since we're not talking about injuries or physical degeneration, it helps to know why we hurt as well.
To help you understand your body, communicate with your doctor and decipher research, I've put together a list of 15 pain-related terms you should know:
- Pain Threshold
- Pain Tolerance
- Substance P
- Tender Points
Which terms were new to you? Are there any other terms you'd like to see defined? Leave a comment below!
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