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Chronic pain, not elsewhere classified Save

ICD-10 code: G89.2

Chapter: Diseases of the nervous system

Chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (CPNEC) is a type of pain that lasts for more than three months and cannot be attributed to a specific cause or condition. This type of pain can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, and it is estimated that around 20% of adults experience CPNEC.

What Causes CPNEC?
There is no known specific cause of CPNEC. However, it is believed that it may be triggered by a combination of factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Some common conditions that can lead to CPNEC include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Symptoms of CPNEC
The symptoms of CPNEC can vary from person to person and can be challenging to diagnose. Some of the most common symptoms of CPNEC include:
  • Stiffness or soreness in the muscles
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Generalized fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Treatments for CPNEC
    There are several treatment options available for those suffering from CPNEC. These include:
    1. Pain medication - over-the-counter or prescription pain medication can be used to help manage the symptoms of CPNEC.
    2. Physical therapy - exercises and stretches can help to alleviate muscle stiffness and improve flexibility.
    3. Acupuncture - this traditional Chinese medicine technique involves the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain and promote healing.
    4. Cognitive-behavioral therapy - this type of therapy can help individuals to manage their pain by changing their thoughts and behaviors related to pain.
    5. Alternative therapies - such as massage, chiropractic care, and yoga can also help to manage the symptoms of CPNEC.
    CPNEC can be a challenging condition to manage, but there are several treatment options available to help alleviate the symptoms. If you are experiencing chronic pain, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.