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    What if we never felt pain?

    What if we never felt pain? Could it affect the progression our everyday lives? Pain is described as a highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.

    There are two types of pain. Acute pain and Chronic pain. Acute pain is usually a more short lived types of pain and usually goes after a while. It usually comes in short bursts. Examples of acute pain are stubbing your toe or standing on a Lego. All of these are painful but don’t last long. Chronic pain can occur without any reason and we usually can’t do anything about it. Chronic pain lasts much longer than acute pain and can last from three months to a year. It can sometimes get worse over time. This types of pain differs from acute pain because chronic pain doesn’t seem to go away. Examples of chronic pain are Arthritis and depression.

    Although most of us do feel pain, there are some people with conditions that prevent them from feeling pain. CIPA (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis) is the inability to feel or sense pain in temperature. This can affect someone because they wouldn’t know if they were hurt or injured. However, most people do feel pain and though it may cause us to hurt sometimes, it helps doctors diagnose us and help us get the help we need.



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