Damage to the CNS can cause CPS.
CPS symptoms vary widely among individuals.
Medications can reduce the pain, but they won’t eliminate the syndrome.
Damage to the central nervous system (CNS) can cause a neurological disorder called central pain syndrome (CPS). The CNS includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. Several other conditions can cause it like:
People with CPS typically feel different types of pain sensations, such as:
The symptoms vary widely among individuals. It can start immediately after a trauma or other condition, or it may take months or years to develop.
No cure for CPS is available. Pain medications, antidepressants, and other types of medications can usually help provide some relief. The condition can dramatically affect quality of life.