What is Central Pain Syndrome?

Central pain syndrome (CPS) is a neurological condition caused by an injury to the central nervous system, resulting in chronic pain. This syndrome can be caused by stroke, brain or spinal cord trauma, multiple sclerosis or tumors.

CPS is also known as:

  • Thalamic pain syndrome (Dejerine-Roussy syndrome)
  • Central post-stroke syndrome
  • Neuropathic central pain
  • Post-spinal cord injury pain