The Central Pain Syndrome Foundation

is a non-profit organization focused on helping people with CPS find treatments and relief.

Central Pain Syndrome is caused by damage to the Central Nervous System; the brain, brainstem, or spinal cord. CPS brings a lifetime of moderate to severe pain often described as burning, aching or sharp, in addition to many other symptoms.

April 12, 2019 is our 10 year anniversary!

About the CPSF

The Central Pain Syndrome Foundation is here to bring awareness to the general public and doctors, and helpful answers to CPS (Central Pain Syndrome) patients. We believe that you are never alone, which is why the CPSF is a patient run non-profit organization here for fellow patients and care givers. April 12, 2019 is our 10 year anniversary!

About CPS

Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage to or dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. The character of the pain associated with this syndrome differs widely among individuals partly because of the variety of potential causes.

Causes include:

  • Stroke

  • CNS injury

  • Parkinson’s & MS

  • Other


To Paint A Picture


New Stroke Patients Develop CPS Every Year

Stroke related CPS is most often a lesion (scar from a stroke) in the brain or brain stem. 8-10% of those who suffer stroke will at some point after the stroke develop CPS.



New Central Nervous System Injuries Lead To CPS Every Year

CPS generally begins shortly after CNS damage, but may appear gradually, as much as one year later. These injuries can include CNS related viruses or surgeries as well as trauma.



MS, Parkinson’s Or Other Complications Become CPS Each Year

Both Parkinson’s Disease and MS (Multiple Sclerosis) along with “other” unusual causes make up another portion of those with CPS.


Our Goal

We are committed to providing information and support to those suffering from Central Pain Syndrome. By increasing understanding of Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) for patients and doctors alike, we are moving towards funding research for better treatments and a cure.


At the Central Pain Syndrome Foundation we suggest patients work specifically to improve these areas:

+ Reducing pain

+ Improving physical functioning

+ Reducing psychological distress

+ Improving overall quality of life


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the CPSF! Whether you’re looking for a support group to find more treatment options and other people who deal with CPS, or you are looking for a chance to volunteer or donate, we cherish every person and bit of help that they offer to the CPS world.

Facebook Group

We invite you to join our encouraging and informative closed Facebook group called, “Central Pain Syndrome”. You just may find the exact answers and friends you’re looking for!


We are looking for volunteers to help at this time. Our teams are ramping up efforts to inform the 1.5 million CPS patients, and the 115,000+ new patients diagnosed with CPS each year.


The Central Pain Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit corporation - 501(c)(3). We appreciate every single dollar of contribution as we are solely funded on donations.