Chronic pain syndrome

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic pain syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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.
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Treatments taken by people for chronic pain syndrome

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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic pain syndrome

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Who has chronic pain syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 21 new patients joined this month
  • 2088 say chronic pain syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 15
20s 142
30s 516
40s 1060
50s 1496
60s 1090
70+ 342
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 239
20-29 years 448
30-39 years 578
40-49 years 411
50-59 years 166
60-69 years 35
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 908
Female 3771

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2207
Not Diagnosed 365

These charts show data from chronic pain syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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