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Core Stroke Pain

Updated: Sep 12, 2023


We want to know more about core stroke pain, pins and needles sensation over one half of the body. No one talks about it!



Core stroke pain, also known as central post-stroke pain (CPSP) or central pain syndrome, is a form of chronic pain that can occur after a stroke. It is characterized by persistent, often intense pain on one side of the body, affecting areas such as the face, torso, and/or limbs. The exact cause of CPSP is not fully understood, but it may involve damage or changes in the brain's pain-processing pathways.

Pins and needles sensations, medically referred to as paresthesia, can also occur as a result of a stroke. Paresthesia is often described as a tingling, pricking, or numbness sensation. It can affect various parts of the body, including the arms, legs, hands, and feet.



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