Central Pain Syndrome


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Central Pain Syndrome (CPS)
Clinical Names


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Most doctors do not know what Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) is let alone know how to manage your pain.  At the same time, you may not know yourself that your pain is actually CPS.

It may take years, and lots of luck, for you to finally know that you have CPS.  Then, the hunt to find a knowledgeable doctor who understands CPS begins. 

Begin the hunt by searching for a qualified pain management doctor to treat you. Most large hospitals have a Pain Management Clinic.  Explain your pain and make sure their doctors are familiar with treating CPS. 

Central pain syndrome is not a fatal disorder, but the syndrome causes disabling chronic pain and suffering among the majority of individuals who have it.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for CPS.

However, there are a variety of ways that your pain can be managed.  Treatment of central pain syndrome is difficult and often only partially successful. 

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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