How to Understand What Really Causes You Pain

Pain is part of the body’s protective mechanism. Its purpose is to create a conscious awareness of a tissue is in distress. Once you are aware of the ache, the goal is to identify the tissue or the organ generating the pain and then do something to resolve it. Once the cause of the distress is resolved, the body no longer has to emit the protective signal and pain ceases.


It often happens that we can only guess what’s wrong with our body when something starts to ache. We decided to find out what kind of ache or pain is associated with each organ. Please note, however, that this information is of an introductory kind and shouldn’t be taken as a strict guide.

1. Heart

If something is wrong with the heart, a person feels compressing pain in the chest that can spread to the left arm, shoulder blade, and part of the neck. Unlike other kinds of pain, heart pain isn’t associated with movement or breath.

2. Kidneys

Kidney pain can sometimes be confused with simple backache. The difference is that kidney pain is deeper under the ribs, while muscle pain is usually lower.


Kidney pain may also travel to the legs.

3. Small intestine

Problems with the small intestine usually cause pain in the navel region. If the pain persists and causes discomfort when bending or walking, don’t put off a visit to a doctor.

4. Large intestine

Problems with the large intestine are usually related to inflammation in the lower belly, nearer to the correct side. Other symptoms include digestive problems and constipation.

5. Appendix

The appendix is situated in the lower right region of the abdomen. It is a vestigial organ. The pains caused by appendix may affect the whole stomach area or its separate parts. The strain may also travel to your right thigh. Other signs the appendix issue are nausea, vomiting, fever, and constipation or diarrhea.


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