Procedural Pain

Medical procedures are often needed to test for a disease or to treat an illness or injury. Needle pokes for blood draws or immunizations are the most often used procedures. Procedures themselves may cause an injury to the body, and therefore may cause pain. This pain is called “procedural pain”. Procedural pain is a type of acute pain. When the procedure is over, and the injury heals, the pain goes away.

Fortunately, today, we have good measures to prevent and relieve pain related to medical procedures. Please find here more information about how to prevent pain from procedures.


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