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Gate-control theory of pain

According to the gate-control theory of pain, particular nerve receptors in the spinal cord lead to specific areas of the brain related to pain. When these receptors are activated because of injury or problem with a part of the body, a “gate” to the brain is opened, allowing us to experience the sensation of pain.

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