Which musculoskeletal and neuropsychological disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Musculoskeletal and neuropsychological disorders

Musculoskeletal and neuropsychological diseases to consider in the differential diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome (CPS) include the following:

  • Hernias (eg, obturator, sciatic, inguinal, femoral, perineal, spigelian, umbilical)

  • Neoplasia of the spinal cord or sacral nerves

  • Mononeuropathy and nerve entrapment

  • Abdominal epilepsy

  • Abdominal migraines

  • Pelvic floor pain syndrome

  • Rectus abdominis pain

  • Faulty posture and chronic pelvic pain

  • Bipolar disorders and depression

  • Chronic visceral pain syndrome

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Substance abuse

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