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Chronic Pain Syndromes

Chronic Pain Syndromes: Introduction

Chronic pain is the result of an ongoing long-term firing of the nervous system that signals pain for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain has many causes and can manifest in a large variety of physical and mental symptoms, including depression. Chronic pain can be due to an injury or an illness or the pain may be psychogenic. Psychogenic pain is not related to any illness, physical condition, or injury.

Chronic pain often affects older adults, but it can occur at any age. Chronic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. No matter what the cause, age of the person, or intensity, chronic pain may seriously impede a person's ability to concentrate, work, and participate in the activities of daily living. ...more »

Chronic Pain Syndromes: Symptoms

There are a wide variety of chronic pain symptoms. Common chronic pain complaints include joint pain, muscle, headache, neck pain, low back pain, pain due to cancer, neurogenic pain (pain due to nerve or central nervous system damage) and visceral pain (pain that comes from the body's organs).

Because of the long-term, unrelenting nature of chronic pain, ...more symptoms »

Chronic Pain Syndromes: Treatments

Today chronic pain can be managed very successfully with a variety of treatments. The treatments are as varied as the causes of chronic pain, and the most successful treatment plans usually use a multipronged approach. After a complete evaluation, your health care professional will work with you to develop treatment goals and a treatment plan that will be most effective for your specific ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Chronic Pain Syndromes

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Types of Chronic Pain Syndromes

Causes of Chronic Pain Syndromes

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Chronic Pain Syndromes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chronic Pain Syndromes

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Chronic Pain Syndromes: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Pain Syndromes

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Chronic Pain Syndromes: Animations

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