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What causes central pain syndrome?

Central pain syndrome, which results from damage to the central nervous system, can be brought on by a variety of injuries or illnesses, including brain or spinal cord injury, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or tumors. The resulting chronic pain can be either widespread or localized. 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 after experiencing a stroke.

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