Nociceptive Pain

Pain that arises from actual or threatened damage to non-neural tissue and is due to the activation of nociceptors.1

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Disease related Nociceptive Pain;

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • OsteoarthritisChronic inflammation conditions
  • Postoperative pain
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Sport/exercise injury2

Common descriptors

  • Aching
  • Sharp
  • Throbbing3


  1. International Association for the Study of Pain. IASP Pain Terminology.
  2. Guide to Chronic Pain Assessment Tools;Michael R. Clark
  3. Nociceptive Pain | Causes and Treatment Options | Beaumont | Beaumont Health…