Doctors Corner: Articles about the medical aspects of Central Pain, Primarily for medical practitioners

Information for Patients: Information about living and coping with Central Pain for patients, physicians, and other concerned people.


Central Pain results from injury to the central nervous system, such as a spinal cord injury. Traditional means of reducing pain, such as narcotics, do not affect the symptoms of Central Pain. PainOnline provides information for both patients and physicians regarding the diagnosis of and the challenges of living with Central Pain.
Central Pain is known by a variety of other names. For more information read Who Gets Central Pain?

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