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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have injured my knee shoveling and when the pain get bad i get bad nausea why?

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Dr. Adam Locketz
Pain Management 21 years experience
Pain is nauseating: The same nerves that transmit pain affect the hormonal balance of our stress hormones. Sympathetic overdrive of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline for long periods causes the nausea associated with severe pain.
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