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Are there specialized/unique types of pain receptors in the testicles?

The sensation of being hit in the testicles seems to be a different kind of pain (in my experience, and in talking to others). I am wondering if this has anything to do with specialized or unique ...
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To what degree does tactile stimulation affect muscle tone?

Hard to find the appropriate board for this, but I'm after an answer from a neuro-perspective. A Naprapath once tested the tone of different muscles concluding that I was, quoting, (globally) "...
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Different types of nociceptors in muscle vs connective tissue?

TL;DR I'm wondering if there is any difference in the types of receptors that exist for muscles vs connective tissue. I ask because I compete in sports where I definitely strain/injure muscle, and I ...
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Ischaemia and sensitization

In Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain (3rd Edition), Baldry asserts the following: "When the Myofascial Trigger Point nociceptor-sensitizing substances bradykinin and prostaglandins ...
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