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What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Pain for 6 months

This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months.
The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis.

In brief: Pain for 6 months

This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months.
The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis.
Dr. Karl Haake
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Pain beyond 3 months

It is loosely defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months.
Also can be defined as pain that persists beyond the usual healing period. The central nervous system has the ability to remodel and reorganize. After a period of time the pain signal becomes engrained in the cns.

In brief: Pain beyond 3 months

It is loosely defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months.
Also can be defined as pain that persists beyond the usual healing period. The central nervous system has the ability to remodel and reorganize. After a period of time the pain signal becomes engrained in the cns.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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