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Every human being throughout history has felt pain sometime in his life The moment a newborn leaves the womb he is exposed to his first experiences of light and sound which is painful compared to the cozy embryonic sac they have become accustomed to Everyone in the world has felt disappointed or let down which can also be painful There are two major types of pain in the world physical pain and emotional pain which can be somewhat related at times and independent of each other at other timesPhysical pain is a widely studied subject amongst todays scientist community It has not yet been clearly discovered exactly what causes pain as Don Ranney states on his web page Pain AnatomyPain is a perception not really a sensation in the same way that vision and hearing are It involves sensitivity to chemical changes in the tissues and then interpretation that such changes are harmful This perception is real whether or not harm has occurred or is occurring Cognition is involved in the formulation of this perception There are emotional consequences and behavioral responses to the cognitive and emotional aspects of painThis implies that we can learn pain and control it to a certain degree It has been discovered that chemical changes in the body send nerve impulses to the brain which in turn cause a reflex of some kindThe gate control theory has been one of the most accepted explanations of the chemical processes of pain Fordyce 16 summarizes gate control as followsThe theory proposes that 1 the substantia gelatinosa functions as a gate control system that modulates the amount of input transmitted from the peripheral fibers to the dorsal horn transmission T cells 2 the dorsal column and dorsolateral systems of the spinal cord act as a central control trigger which activates selective brain processes that influence modulating properties of the gate control system and 3 the T cells activate neural mechanisms that constitute the
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