Central pain syndromes.

  title={Central pain syndromes.},
  author={Gunnar L Wasner},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  volume={14 6},
Central pain is a chronic neuropathic pain disorder that develops as a direct consequence of a lesion within the central nervous system. The most common causes for central pain are vascular lesions to the brain and the spinal cord, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury. Clinically, central pain typically develops with a delay after the lesion. The pain typically is localized in an area of abnormal sensitivity corresponding to the preceding central lesion. Spontaneous pain and also evoked… CONTINUE READING