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  1. Can anyone explain the gate theory of pain to me? I am having difficulty understanding it?

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    Rach
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  3. by   Kymsaa
    Originally posted by nimmue:
    Can anyone explain the gate theory of pain to me? I am having difficulty understanding it?

    Hi, Hope this helps a little, perhaps someone else may add to it. but will give it a go. Have u ever hurt yourself and it not felt sore until later?? What has happened is every body has a mechanism that says to the brain, I have been hurt,then what is called endorphines is then let loose, this is our natural release of morphine. Which is why we dont have any initial pain, it is like the brain seems to shut off, but in actual fact it is the release of our own morphine or endorphines being released. Perhaps some one else can be a little more specific.

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