Health care providers may use the terms neuropathic, visceral and somatic to describe different types of pain.  Neuropathic is a sharp, tingling, burning or shooting feeling.  It is often related to pain caused by pressure on nerves or the spinal cord. It can also be caused by chemotherapy.  Visceral is a sharp, aching, cramping or gnawing feeling.  It is often related to pain caused when tumors spread to organs (such as the liver) or other tissues.  Somatic is a stabbing, aching, pressure or throbbing feeling.  The pain most often involves skin, muscle or bone.  Other:  Headaches, muscle strain and other types of pain that occur in daily life and may or may not be caused by breast cancer or treatment.

Source:  Susan G. Komen  2019