Chronic pain syndromes: overlapping phenotypes with common mechanisms

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The common chronic pain syndromes of fibromyalgia, regional pain syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome have been made to appear separate because they have been historically described by different groups and with different criteria, but they are really phenotypically accented expressions of the same processes triggered by emotional distress and filtered or modified by genetics, psychology, and local physical factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • central sensitisation
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • criteria
  • fibromyalgia
  • mechanisms
  • regional pain syndrome

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