Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Huffington Post looks at CPS

The Huffington Post recently covered the topic of Central Pain Syndrome (CPS), a neurological condition that affects more that 2 million people across the world.  In a series of video segments about living with chronic pain, The Huffington Post examined the widespread occurrence of CPS.  Considered a rare disease that affects the central nervous system, CPS often goes undiagnosed.  It can be caused by many factors, such as a stroke, and is most often caused by injuries to the spine/brain/nervous system.  One respondent noted that CPS caused her to feel "every sort of pain sensation known to man all at once, all day" (Huffington Post). 
CPS symptoms are just beginning to be recognized as hallmarks of the disorder.  Many CPS patients report feeling like they are burning or have persistent stabbing pain.  Many physicians formerly thought these patients were either falsifying their symptoms or were seeking drugs. However, more doctors are now taking these symptoms seriously and considering CPS when making a medical diagnosis.
Attorney Doug Stoehr takes cases for clients who are experiencing chronic pain due to an accident or injury due to the fault of another.  For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at 814-946-4100.

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