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Sunbreak explains the path toward healing from chronic headaches, back pain, and digestive issues stemming from central sensitization pain.
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Why does it hurt? Use this evaluator to understand your pain

Nerve Sensitization Symptom Evaluator Author: Shana L Johnson MD, AskDrShana   Signs that pain is related to nerve sensitization (nociplastic pain) includes long-standing symptoms symptoms (> 3 months), spread of symptoms beyond the boundary of the injury area, marked increased sensitivity to painful stimuli, and non-pain symptoms that cause system-wide symptoms like severe fatigue, disrupted…

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30M people with a painful condition often go undiagnosed

30M people with a painful condition often go undiagnosed   SCOTTSDALE AZ—Imagine being afraid to move, afraid to eat, or afraid to be close to your partner. An estimated 30 million people in the United States suffer from a central sensitization syndrome (CSS). A condition that stems from dysfunction in the nervous system leading to…

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The pain is NOT all in your head! You might be suffering from nerve sensitization

January 25, 2023 Nerve sensitization is a serious and underdiagnosed stress-related condition. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Severe headaches, digestive issues, and chronic neck and back pain can result when stress isn’t properly identified and managed. Known as central sensitization syndromes (CSS), the debilitating conditions are often missed by traditional healthcare practices, leading to a…

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