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1

What are the characteristics of neuropathic pain?

- Burning

- Shooting

- Tingling

- Jagging

- Altered sensation (especially hypersensitivity and allodynia)

- Dermatomal distribution

2

What are the characteristics of increased ICP?

Headache associated with nausea, worse on lying down, especially in the mornings

3

What are the characteristics of bone pain?

Pain worse on weight bearing or stressing/pressure on the bone

4

What are the characteristics of intestinal colic?

Crampy, intermittent pain occurring regularly every few minutes. Occasionally pain is continuous

5

What are the characteristics of liver pain?

- Hepatomegaly

- Right upper quadrant tenderness

6

What are the characteristics of episodic/incident pain?

Sudden onset pain occurring spontaneously or with movement. Can be severe but may be very short lived

7

What are the characteristics of pain due to muscular spasms?

Pain in a particular muscle, tenderness over trigger point(s)