What is chronic pain syndrome?

Chronic pain may be in one area of the body or more generalized. The type of pain is based on symptoms and underlying cause. Types of chronic pain may include myofascial (soft tissue areas), musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, bones), neuropathic (nerve), chronic back syndrome and headache syndromes.

How do members experience chronic pain syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with chronic pain syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for chronic pain syndrome*

Who has chronic pain syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 121
30s 435
40s 994
50s 1,553
60s 1,425
70+ 601

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,034
Female 4,070