Somatic pain occurs in muscles, bones, or soft tissue. Visceral pain comes from internal organs and blood vessels. Somatic pain is severe and may be easier to identify than visceral pain. This is because muscles, bones, and skin are equipped with a large number of nerves to detect pain.
Doctors also sometimes use pain relievers to treat visceral pain. However, since visceral pain is less defined and more widespread, it is more difficult to accurately determine the exact medication that will help. In addition, some medications, such as NSAIDs, can cause stomach problems. As researchers learn more about visceral pain, new methods will be developed to treat it.
Examples include the low consumption of calcium for somatic pain caused by osteoporosis and the increase in smoking for visceral pain caused by stomach cancer. Deep somatic pain occurs when stimuli activate the body's deepest pain receptors, including tendons, joints, bones, and muscles. They will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that reduces pain by treating the underlying cause and directly reducing the sensation of pain. Visceral pain includes inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, and pain in the bladder or prostate.
Because there are fewer nerves that detect pain in the internal organs, visceral pain is usually ambiguous or has a feeling of pain or compression. Some people experience extreme visceral pain due to non-serious conditions, while others experience less pain than you would expect from something as serious as a heart attack. Deep somatic pain can be caused by the skeletal system, tendons, and muscles, while nerves and joints generate superficial somatic pain. Visceral pain develops in the body's internal organs, while somatic pain develops in the skin, muscles, and soft tissue.
They'll ask you about your symptoms, where the pain is, how severe it is, how often it occurs, and what affects you. Somatic pain occurs when pain receptors in tissues (including skin, muscles, skeleton, joints, and connective tissues) are activated. However, if you experience severe or persistent pain for at least one week, you should see your doctor. Skin, muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues have pain receptors that somatic pain must activate.
However, despite a lot that happens and despite recent advances in pain therapy, visceral pain remains poorly understood.