Skin Senses. Touch , Pain, Temperature. WARM UP:. On a piece of paper rate the following on a scale of 1-10 (1 is you barely notice pain, 10 is worst pain imaginable). Paper cut Twist Ankle Bite tongue Hand in bucket of ice water Hit funny bone Being tickled (a lot) Falling on ice
Touch , Pain, Temperature
On a piece of paper rate the following on a scale of 1-10 (1 is you barely notice pain, 10 is worst pain imaginable)
Nociceptive pain -Caused when special nerve endings—called nociceptors—are irritated. -ex. Feel it when you burn yourself, twist your ankle, or stub your toe. -dull or sharp aching pain-it can be mild to severe. -can be a temporary condition, or can also be a chronic condition. (like Cancer pain and arthritis pain )-responds well to pain medications, anti-inflammatory agents, or other drugs -does not respond well to neurostimulation. Neuropathic pain (nerve pain)-caused by a malfunction of the nervous system due to an injury or an illness. -can be a sharp, intense, shocking, or shooting pain. -does not usually respond as well to standard pain therapies, such as over-the-counter pain medications (ex. ibuprofen) and prescription pain medications. -can often be managed by neurostimulation.
Neurostimulation – a device implanted under skin that delivers mild electrical signals to the epidural space near your spine through one or more thin wires, called leads. The electrical signals cause a tingling sensation in the area of your chronic pain. Neurostimulation provides pain relief by blocking the pain messages before they reach the brain.
Therefore touch is not just bottom up.
Extra Sensory Perception