Why is pain important?

By , November 19, 2012 11:44 am

Steve has never felt pain, he’s never had a headache or hurt himself falling over or stubbing his toe. He has congenital analgesia, a lack of the neural pathways that register the important feeling of pain.

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Pain is an important signal sent by the brain to act as warning and sign that the body is at risk of injury. Without these signals, extensive and prolonged damage to tissue can occur which may result in significant damage or even death.

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