The mechanisms of pain and the spinal blocking of pain signals. 

Anatomy and Physiology II

Keiser University


When you get hurt the pain message travels through the nervous system until they reach the spinal cord. The intensity includes pain massage for the nervous system, for example such as touch, vibration, heat, etc. and signals from the brain to the spinal cord. Once a pain signal reaches the brain several things can happen to introduce pain and can inhibit pain in the human body. The brain controls the pain nerve in the body that could happen in the personal and social context on where pain can be experienced. Many people can feel pain in different ways. Military people can experience pain way differently than a civilian. The brain is the main messenger to the nervous system to feel pain throughout the whole body.

Critical Thinking

Feeling pain comes in many ways. Some people have very different pain tolerance that can be helpful and maybe not. For example, when I had my daughter, I had her natural which I felt all the pain and I can say on a scale of 1-10 on how bad the pain was I can give it a 6 however, as my friend who went through the same thing, she describes the pain a 10-10 and that really made me realize that many people have different pain tolerance. As I mention that military people and veterans sometimes have high pain tolerance since they are usually in combat and don’t feel pain at all from very serious situations. While the citizens can feel a lot of pain from whatever happens which is normal. Although everyone has different pain tolerance there are some people who don’t even feel pain at all.   Reference

Saladin, K. (2020). Anatomy & physiology: The unit of form and function (9th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.

Pain Signals to the Brain from the Spine (