Pain Disorder

Pain disorder is chronic pain experienced by a patient in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper functioning.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW149
Diagnosis: Pain Disorder
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M;F+
Age Onset: Children
Brain Area:
Symptoms: Chronic pain thought to be caused by psychological stress; after accident, during illness, after drug withdrawal – but pain continues
Progression: After the pain should be gone, it increases due to attention or benefits for it.
Medications: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, trigger-point injections, surgical ablations
Therapies: CBT-talk to retrain behaviors. Lohr’s “Calming My Pain!” DVD or Download (offered on this website) may help if used as requested.


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