Chronic pain

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Chronic pain is described by the NIH as follows: "Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years."[1] Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of the conditions mentioned as experiencing chronic pain.

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Symptom recognition[edit]

  • In the Canadian Consensus Criteria, pain is a required symptom for diagnosis. It requires that "there is a significant degree of myalgia. Pain can be experienced in the muscles, and/or joints, and is often widespread and migratory in nature. Often there are significant headaches of new type, pattern or severity."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page - NIH
  2. A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners: An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document Pg 8. 2005.


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