Doctor's office
Enter your doctor's name to get office information.
Find labs in your network
Enter your primary care doctor's name to find labs in your network.
Find urgent care centers in your network
Enter your primary care doctor's name to find urgent care centers in your network.
Driving Directions
Update Information
Forgot Password

Please enter your e-mail address.

Sharp Health News

How pain works (infographic)

March 8, 2018

Think of your nerves as a giant alarm system. They line your body from head to toe, working with your brain and spinal cord to sound off when things go wrong. Is your coffee too hot? Is your shower too cold? Or, more seriously, is it time to get medical attention? We asked Dr. Jeremy Hogan, a neurologist with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, to share the intricacies of how your body registers pain.

How pain works (infographic). Your body knows the difference between simple touch and touch that causes pain. And more amazingly, it knows exactly what to do about it. Your sense of touch. The nervous system is your body's sensory command center. It registers sensations and interprets them - then puts a reaction into action. 1. Nerves. These bundles of fibers receive feeling and send an alert to the brain via the spinal cord. 2. The spinal cord. This

View the printable version of this infographic.

Ready to find a doctor?

At Sharp, we believe every moment matters when it comes to your health care. We'll help you find the right doctor for you.

You might also like:

All Categories
Contact Sharp HealthCare
Call us


If this is a life- or limb-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Email us

Please do not use this form to convey personal or medical information.

How would you like to be contacted?
Date of Birth

Find other numbers

View our phone directory

What's This?

These important numbers are located on your billing statement.

Find your SHC#
SHC Number

Find your account number
Account Number

Lung Cancer Screening

Should you get a lung cancer screening? Answer a few simple questions to find out.

Have you ever smoked cigarettes?
Are you on Medicare or a Medicare HMO?