Eli5:why there are multiple types of pain and how can the brain differentiate between types?

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Eli5:why there are multiple types of pain and how can the brain differentiate between types?

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Pain is the brain’s mechanism to prevent harm happening to us. So you touch a hot stove and feel pain and remove your hand quickly

Depending where the pain is in the body, the brain can work that out. Pain that is sharp and sudden onset is acute pain, pain that is lasting (and usually comes and goes to some extent) is chronic pain