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How do medications treat central pain syndrome?

Because individuals with central pain syndrome suffer from various levels of pain in different parts of the body, it's impossible to find a medication or treatment that works for everyone. So through trial and error, individuals must work with their doctors to discover what is most helpful in relieving their pain. NSAIDs, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and corticosteroids have lessened the pain for some. Physical therapy and reducing stress also have been shown to help. The key is to start treatment as early as possible.

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