Chronic complex pain syndrome is a disorder characterized by physical pain lasting for up to 3-6 months or longer often associated with psychological issues as well.  Doctors do not know exactly what causes chronic complex pain syndrome; however it often starts with an injury or condition and then evolves over time both physically and psychologically.  Even when the initial injury or condition has resolved the chronic complex pain syndrome will continue. There has been some evidence to suggest that issues with nerve systems and how individuals cope with stress are factors as to why some people develop chronic complex pain syndrome.

Because there is still much that is not known about chronic complex pain syndrome and much of the symptoms are subjective reporting from the patient, insurers will often deny claims relating to this syndrome, even if they shouldn’t.  

Symptoms of Complex Pain Syndrome

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Burning or tingling pain sensations
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood problems
  • Sleeplessness