Central poststroke pain syndrome.

  title={Central poststroke pain syndrome.},
  author={Richard L. Harvey},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  volume={17 3},
Central poststroke pain (CPSP) syndrome is a rare complication of stroke but a common cause of central pain. CPSP is best managed in a well-coordinated interdisciplinary pain management program. Pharmacological options are available but none have proven optimal efficacy. Adequate pain control can be achieved with careful medication adjustment and a willingness to try different options in a stepwise approach. Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) with noninvasive or implanted electrodes is not… CONTINUE READING