Central Pain Resources

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Central Pain Syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage to or dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, the brainstem and spinal cord. This syndrome can be caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumors, epilepsy, brain or spinal cord trauma or Parkinson's disease.  To learn more about central pain click here.

Central Pain Syndrome Alliance
A comprehensive informational and support site for central pain syndrome sufferers. On this site, you can join an online support group.

American Chronic Pain Association
The purpose of the American Chronic Pain Association is to offer peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain and to the family, friends and healthcare professionals of individuals who experience chronic pain. Tools are offered to help individuals understand their pain and work more effectively with their health care team toward a higher quality of life.

Academy of Integrative Pain Management
Join an alliance of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to treating pain and using therapeutic approaches to help individuals reduce pain and achieve optimal health and healing.

Patient Resources

A Central Pain Syndrome
Learn from a survivors perspective.

When the Pain Never Goes Away
Understanding central pain syndrome (aka, thalamic pain) after stroke.

When Survivors Are Hurting
Understanding Post-Stroke Pain

When Stroke Affects the Thalamus
The thalamus is a busy place in the human brain, and a stroke there can have a wide range of effects.