Chronic Pain Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 05, 2019
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What complications are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which urologic disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What causes chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which musculoskeletal disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which neurological disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which GI disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which reproductive disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which psychological disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What other disorders are associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is the risk of fibromyalgia associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is involved in patient education for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Presentation

What are Sternbach's 6 D's of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is involved in obtaining a history from patients whose symptoms suggest chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is the focus of the history in suspected chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

How is pain perception measured in the clinical history for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which body systems should be addressed when obtaining a history for chronic pain syndrome (CPS), and what is the effect of chronic pain on laterality judgement?

Which physical exam findings are consistent with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

DDX

Which musculoskeletal and neuropsychological disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which reproductive system disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which urinary system disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which GI system disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What other differentials should be considered in the diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Chronic Pain Syndrome?

Workup

Which imaging studies are indicated in the workup of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the approach considerations in the workup of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which behaviors in patients with chronic pain syndrome (CPS) merit caution?

What is involved in the care of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is involved in a physical therapy (PT) program for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

How effective is a physical therapy (PT) program in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What studies have been done on the impact of a physical therapy (PT) program in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the benefits of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the benefits of heat and cold therapy in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the benefits of occupational and recreational therapy for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

When is vocational therapy indicated for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

When are nerve blocks indicated for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

When is spinal cord stimulation indicated for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

When are intrathecal morphine pumps indicated for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS), and what are the recommendations for noninvasive brain stimulation?

What are the benefits of peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What is involved in psychophysiologic therapy for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

How effective is psychophysiologic therapy for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Medications

How is drug treatment used for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

How can patients with chronic pain syndrome (CPS) avoid opioid abuse?

What are the rates of medication use by adolescents with chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the effects of botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

How effective is medication combined with behavioral intervention for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

What are the effects of buprenorphine transdermal delivery system (BTDS) for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

When should higher-dose transdermal fentanyl be considered in patients with cancer pain associated with chronic pain syndrome (CPS), and what pain-reducing effect does tetrahydrocannabinol have on the brain?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, Other are used in the treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome?