Symptoms of Central Pain Syndrome

The symptoms of central pain syndrome vary from patient to patient. It has been described as:

  • A constant, deep, burning, aching, cutting or tearing sensation
  • Sudden excruciating bolts of pain
  • A cold or tingling sensation
  • Painful "pins and needles"
  • Extreme sensitivity of the skin, for which light touch, clothing or wind can cause severe pain

While the pain often appears soon after the injury, it can take months or years to appear in some cases. Central pain syndrome can often cause depression, anxiety, anger and frustration.