A 35-year-old woman suffered from back pain for years— the cause was from nociplastic pain

A 35-year-old woman suffered from back pain for years until a pain specialist found the real cause — her nervous system As featured in INSIDER Melissa Angle was a 35-year-old working mother of two when she began developing back pain. The pain slowly worsened month after month until it became so unbearable she could no…

Screen for Nociplastic Pain–Central Sensitization Inventory

The central sensitization inventory (CSI) screens for symptoms related to sensitization or nociplastic pain   Signs of nociplastic pain 1. long-standing symptoms symptoms (> 3 months) 2. spread of symptoms beyond the boundary of the injury area 3. marked increased sensitivity to painful stimuli, and 4. non-pain symptoms that cause system-wide symptoms like severe fatigue…

Nociplastic Pain–Nerves Gone Rogue

Nociplastic Pain–Nerves Gone Rogue Central sensitization syndromes (CSS) are a group of medical conditions that share the common abnormality of nerve sensitization or nociplastic pain. They affect as many as 30 million adults in the United States. Examples include chronic migraine, back pain, bladder pain, pelvic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. The individual conditions differ…