What other differentials should be considered in the 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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Other differentials

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of CPS include the following:

  • Lateral epicondylitis

  • Lumbar degenerative disk disease

  • Lumbar facet arthropathy

  • Lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

  • Mechanical low back pain

  • Medial epicondylitis

  • Meralgia paresthetica

  • Mononeuritis multiplex

  • Morton neuroma

  • Myofascial pain

  • Neoplastic brachial plexopathy

  • Neoplastic lumbosacral plexopathy

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoporosis and spinal cord injury

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy

  • Radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy

  • Rotator cuff disease

  • Spasticity

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Traumatic brachial plexopathy

  • Trochanteric bursitis

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