Central Pain Syndrome can be caused by many different diseases or injuries, and for this reason, patients are often seen by a fellowship-trained neurologist. Central Pain is diagnosed by:
- A thorough medical history
- Physical examination
- Imaging studies, such as MRI scans, to localize the region of damage to the nervous system
Usually, a history of a predisposing condition resulting in typical central pain symptoms in the expected location of the body provides enough information to make the diagnosis.