Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS ) – Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is usually classified as on-going pain lasting 3-6 months or longer. In most cases it starts with injury or acute disease. With this type of long lasting pain biochemical changes are triggered by the body causing neuropathic pain. It is usually difficult to diagnose although it is a common problem. Someone affected by CPS may have pain in a couple of areas or widespread generalized pain. It affects approximately 50 million Americans and is more predominant in women. It distresses the body and mind causing sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, drug and alcohol abuse and loss of libido. Although the causes of CPS are not clearly defined some of them may include:

  • Arthritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome