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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.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011