What Is CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, severe, and potentially unbearable pain condition that in many cases can develop as a result of a trauma, nerve injury, or malfunction of the nervous system. In terms of pain intensity, CRPS is considered to be one of the most severe pain syndromes that one can experience. It is so severe that patients will likely suffer from additional medical, emotional, and social complications precipitated by their CRPS. CRPS is currently divided into two main types known as CRPS-I (formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), algodystrophy, or Sudeck’s atrophy) and CRPS-II (formerly known as causalgia).

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