Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOE
Take the Pain Quiz First! Before reading this FAQ, challenge yourself and Test your Knowledge!
Q:Medically speaking, the term "myalgia" refers to what type of pain?
Q:Pain in an area where a limb has been amputated is referred to as what?
A:Phantom pain refers to pain that seems to come from a limb that has been amputated.
Q:Pain relievers work by calming irritated nerves. True or False?
Q:What causes us to feel pain?
A:Nerve endings and the brain.
Q:The terms "arthralgia" and "neuralgia" refer to pain located where?
A:Joints and nerves.
Q:Does the brain feel pain?
Q:Knees are the most common site of joint pain. True or False?
Q:Chronic pain is the kind of pain that is resistant to medical treatments. True or False?
Q:The medical community measures pain on a scale of zero to 10. True or False?
Q:The pain reliever morphine is derived from which substance?
Q:Narcotic medications are used to induce stupor. True or False?
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