Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Central Pain Syndrome
Underlying conditions list:
The list of possible underlying conditions
mentioned in various sources
for Central Pain Syndrome includes:
Discussion of underlying conditions of Central Pain Syndrome:
NINDS Central Pain Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
syndrome may develop months or even years after injury or damage to the
CNS. The disorder occurs in patients who have, or have had, strokes,
multiple sclerosis, limb amputations, or brain or spinal cord injuries.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Central Pain Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)
It affects as many as 100,000 Americans
with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amputated limbs, spinal cord
injuries, and stroke. Their pain is severe and is extremely difficult to
treat effectively. A variety of medications, including analgesics,
antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and electrical stimulation, are options
available to central pain patients. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)
About underlying conditions:
With a diagnosis of Central Pain Syndrome,
it is important to consider
whether there is an underlying condition causing Central Pain Syndrome.
These are other medical conditions that may possibly
cause Central Pain Syndrome.
For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis
or Overview of Misdiagnosis.