Central Pain Syndrome


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Central Pain Syndrome (CPS)
Clinical Names


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Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition caused by a dysfunction that specifically affects the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord.

The disorder can occur in people who have experienced:

bullet Stroke
bullet Multiple Sclerosis
bullet Parkinson's Disease
bullet Brain Tumors
bullet Limb Amputations
bullet Brain Injuries
bullet Spinal Cord Injuries

It may develop months or years after injury or damage to the CNS.









Stroke Warning Signs

bullet Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body   
bullet Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding   
bullet Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes   
bullet Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination   
bullet Sudden, severe headache with no known cause


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