Chronic pain can affect any part of the body—from the back and neck to the jaw and pelvic area—and sometimes involves a group of symptoms, or syndrome. Chronic pain and pain syndromes may result from:
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
Chronic pain and pain syndromes may result from injuries, overuse of joints, disease, neurological or orthopedic causes, and unknown causes.
Persons with chronic pain and pain syndrome often can benefit from therapy and other rehabilitative care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services designed to assist patients in becoming as independent and functional as possible. Individualized rehabilitative care is directed by board-certified MedStar NRH physicians.