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How is chronic pain syndrome (CPS) diagnosed?

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Getting a Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask you about any illnesses or injuries that might have started the pain. She will also ask other questions to learn more about the type of pain you feel and how long you’ve had it:

Imaging tests can show whether you hav

  • When did the pain start?
  • Where on your body does it hurt?
  • What does the pain feel like? Is it throbbing, pounding, shooting, sharp, pinching, stinging, burning, etc.?
  • How severe is your pain on a scale of 1 to 10?
  • What seems to set off the pain or make it worse?
  • Have any treatments relieved it?

From: What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

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