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How does central pain syndrome affect the body?

Central pain syndrome is not a condition without cause. It is the result of an illness or injury that has damaged the central nervous system and, consequently, is related to a long list of other conditions. These can range from stroke or surgery to AIDS or chemical toxicity. This explains why the type of pain, the location, and severity are likely to vary significantly from person to person.

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