Central Pain Syndrome
Central Pain Syndrome also known as post stroke pain is a pain condition caused by damage to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The most common cause is pain after a stroke. However, multiple sclerosis, tumors, epilepsy, parkinsons disease and/or trauma can also cause central pain syndrome. The pain is usually constant and described as a “burning, tingling, pins and needles” sensation. The pain can begin immediately after injury or may develop over months to years.