Pain: friend or foe
Chinyanga, H. M.
Kalangu, K. K.
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Pain, the most urgent of symptoms usually signals the presence of potential or on-going injury to tissue which requires attention.The warning that pain provides is, therefore, a good thing and in a way friendly. When pain continues or resumes after the healing process of injury is complete, it is no longer signalling on-going tissue damage but becomes a disease in its own right. That, in essence, is the presentation of most chronic pain syndromes referred to Pain Clinics for investigation and treatment.
Full Text LinksChinyanga, H. M. and Kalangu, K. K. (1999). Pain: Friend or foe. Central African Journal of Medicine, 45 (4),106-107.