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What are the symptoms of central pain syndrome?

Central pain syndrome is characterized by chronic pain that can be widespread or localized and range from moderate to serious. While most people describe the pain as a burning sensation, it can also feel like "pins and needles" from accompanied aching or pressing pains. Numbness, usually in the hands or feet, or occasional sharp pain has also been reported. Movement, touch, stress, and changes in temperature can increase the pain. While central pain syndrome typically appears soon following an illness or injury, it is not uncommon for it to begin several months and sometimes years later.

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