For this assignment, there are two parts. Make sure to answer all questions. Provide a detailed response to the topic questions in the Discussion Area.
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- Explain the adaptive role of pain. Describe the role pain plays in our daily lives. What do you think would happen if you could not sense pain?
- Is there a difference between the immediate pain signal and the signal that occurs after some injury? Explain. What causes each type of pain?
- Do you think that we seek to eliminate pain too often? Are there cases where experiencing prolonged pain can lead to an increase in pain sensitivity? Explain.