Orthopaedic and Spine Center logo
Home > Centralized or Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) – Part II – Contrast & Comparison to Other Pain Syndromes

Centralized or Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) – Part II – Contrast & Comparison to Other Pain Syndromes

 

Raj N. Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD

In the table below, you can easily compare and contrast the symptoms of Central Pain Syndrome, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

 

SYMPTOM

CPS

CRPS

FIBRO

Widespread Pain

X

 

X

Localized Pain

Arm or Leg

 

X

 
Sleep Problems

X

 

X

Brain Fog  

X

 Skin Temperature Changes 

X

 
Loss of Body Hair or Rapid Hair Growth 

X

 
Extreme Skin Sensitivity

X

X

Not to the extent of the others
Itchy skin

X

  
Digestive Issues  

X

Swelling 

X

 
Loss of Nails or Rapid          Nail Growth 

X

 
Skin Texture Changes 

X

 
Widespread Tenderness  

X

Mood swings

X

 

X

Depression

X

 

X

 There are some similarities, but certainly enough differences to make a diagnosis of these unique issues.  It also needs to be understood that a patient may have two of these conditions concurrently and I must be aware that possibility exists when treating them.

In our next article, I will discuss diagnosis of and the latest treatments for Central Pain Syndrome.

 

Make An Appointment

Schedule an appointment with our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic and spine specialists.