Nociceptive pain is the term for pain that is detected by specialized sensory nerves called nociceptors
. These nerves are located throughout the soft tissues, such as muscles and skin, as well as the internal organs.
There are two types of nociceptive pain: somatic pain and visceral pain. Somatic pain comes from the joints, bones, muscles and other soft tissues, while visceral pain comes from the internal organs.
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Also Known As: somatic pain, visceral pain
When pain is detected by the nerves in the skin, muscles and organs, it is called nociceptive pain.