Can Severe Pain Cause My Body To Go Into Shock?

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Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. This can damage multiple organs. Shock requires immediate medical treatment and can get worse very rapidly.


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Major classes of shock include:

  • Cardiogenic shock (associated with heart problems)
  • Hypovolemic shock (caused by inadequate blood volume)
  • Anaphylactic shock (caused by allergic reaction)
  • Septic shock (associated with infections)
  • Neurogenic shock (caused by damage to the...
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