II. Diagnosis of exclusion

  1. See Chronic Pain Causes
  2. Diffuse Arthralgia and myalgia
  3. No organic signs
    1. No Joint Swelling
    2. No Muscle Weakness
    3. No weight loss
    4. No fever

III. Precautions

  1. Avoid ordering too many labs
  2. Patient may obsess over a mild abnormality
  3. Diagnostic tests with common mild abnormalities
    1. Serologies
    2. Electromyogram (EMG)
    3. CT or MRI Imaging

V. Evaluation

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Ontology: Chronic pain syndrome (C1298685)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9 338.4
ICD10 G89.4
SnomedCT 373621006
English chronic pain syndrome (diagnosis), chronic pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, Chronic pain syndrome, Chronic pain syndrome (disorder)
Spanish síndrome de dolor crónico (trastorno), síndrome de dolor crónico