What is Central Pain Syndrome? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, central pain syndrome is a neurological condition which is brought on by damage to or dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. Central pain syndrome can be caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumors, epilepsy, brain or spinal cord trauma, or Parkinson’s disease. The type of pain associated with this syndrome differs widely in most part due to the variety of potential causes. Central pain syndrome may affect a large portion of the body or may be more restricted to specific areas, such as hands or feet. The extent of pain is usually related to the cause of the CNS injury or damage. Pain is typically constant, may be moderate to severe in intensity, and is often made worse by touch, movement, emotions, and temperature changes, usually cold temperatures.
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