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Intense Pain[edit]

Pain is an unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "funny bone."

Really? Was this written from the frame of reference of a ten year old? If these are intense or damaging stimuli, how do we classify cancer, or getting a limb shot off? Consider a rewrite please, these are extremely minor pain sensations, not "intense or damaging stimuli", especially since none of the above really causes much in the way of damage. A stubbed toe? THE HORROR... THE HORROR... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.57.246.210 (talk) 00:04, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for telling this. Could you suggest a rewrite? I think it would be good to include the whole range of pain, from minor pain to intense pain. Lova Falk talk 09:01, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
I agree they are trivial examples. They represent neuropathic pain (the "tingling" pain from bumping the funny bone) and the three main classes of nociceptive pain (mechanical, thermal and chemical). "Intense" refers to the strength of stimulation required to initiate a pain signal - the threshold intensity - rather than the intensity of pain felt above that threshold. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 23:23, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

I have edited this section and eliminated the trivial examples. Pattkait (talk) 13:11, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Questionable definition of Pain:[edit]

"Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage."

I'm not sure that that all pain translates to "actual or potential tissue damage". There are many forms of excessive stimulus or distress or even extreme discomfort often termed Pain" that is not indicative of damage to tissue. --96.35.105.26 (talk) 02:38, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

That is your opinion, but not that of the IASP. JFW | T@lk 23:59, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
And is it the only opinion we have to comply with and state in the article? IASP may not be wrong, as there are kind of pain damage to tissue? --109.53.222.210 (talk) 13:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, if you can find another authoritative opinion you are free to suggest it here. The IASP definition is not controversial but you might have misunderstood. Pain doesn't cause tissue damage, but it feels like it. JFW | T@lk 19:11, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Furthermore, remember that pain is the brain's subjective interpretation of nervous impulses. Some people/brains may interpret the impulses as "pain" whereas others may not.__DrChrissy (talk) 09:03, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Soreness[edit]

Soreness is a redirect to this article, but this article even not names soreness. --109.53.222.210 (talk) 13:15, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

There are many synonyms for pain. We can't list them all - this is not a dictionary. JFW | T@lk 19:04, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Announcement[edit]

Jay Kirk (https://www.english.upenn.edu/People/JayKirk) would like to speak to editors of this article. You may contact him at jaykirk@comcast.net. --Robert Daoust (talk) 15:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Robert Daoust Any particular reason why Mr Kirk would like to speak to us? The URL to his page is a dead link, incidentally? JFW | T@lk 23:18, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Mr Kirk is a freelance writer. He wants to write on suffering and might appreciate our help. Sorry about the newly dead link, however you may access other links through Google. --Robert Daoust (talk) 19:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

I reached out. User:Anthonyhcole is probably best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Qualia[edit]

I have just blundered into the article Qualia. This article mentions pain at several places, so I was surprised that "qualia" does not appear in Pain. Is there a reason for its absence?__DrChrissy (talk) 11:32, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

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