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.

Youtube Video: Pain and the Brain

Amazon or Library Book: When Children Feel Pain

Click the book to link or order from Amazon.

Jim Lohr’s own “Calming My Pain” can be downloaded

from the “Blue Box” on this website.

You can download this program from the “Blue Box”
in the right column of the website.

Support Group:; 800-910-0664

(U. S. Pain Foundation)


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.