How to describe pain of somatic nociceptive origin?
Somatic nociceptive pain may be sharp or dull and is often aching in nature. It is a type of pain that is familiar to the patient, much like a toothache. It may be exacerbated by movement (incident pain) and relieved upon rest. It is well localized and consonant with the underlying lesion. Examples of somatic nociceptive pain include metastatic bone pain, postsurgical pain, musculoskeletal pain, and arthritic pain. These pains tend to respond well to the primary analgesics, such as nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids.