• George Hardas

Strong and Weak Pain


Hyperpathia is a term which refers to a disorder which causes pain considered to be more acute than what would be commonly expected from a stimulus, and usually lasts for a longer duration of time than predicted. It often results in an increased threshold, and there is an incorrect recognition of the stimulus, as well as a delay, a circulating sensation, and the potential of an after sensation being felt, with the pain most likely being uncontrollable in nature.


Hypoalgesia can be identified as deceased pain levels, which would normally be considered delicate to otherwise painful stimuli. This often takes place when painful stimuli are disrupted or reduced during the course of the input and the areas in which they are refined and identified as “pain” within the attentive mind.

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