Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Information - Symptoms - Treatment
Guide to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition thought to be a disorder of the nervous system. Older terms used to describe complex regional pain syndrome are reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) and causalgia.
What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)?
Learn more about the symptoms, cause, and treatment of RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome).
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain syndrome with two forms. CRPS 1 currently replaces the term "reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome". It is a chronic nerve disorder that occurs most often in the arms or legs after a minor or major injury. CRPS 1 is associated with severe pain; changes in the nails, bone, and skin; and an increased sensitivity to touch in the affected limb.
Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
In most cases CRPS has 3 stages. Often, however, CRPS does not follow this progression. Some people go into the later stages almost immediately. Others remain in Stage 1 indefinitely.
Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Treatment should be started as early as possible. This may prevent the disease from progressing. Treatment usually includes a combination of therapies.
Review: Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Author Elena Juris states in the introduction to her book, Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), "I am writing as an RSD survivor rather than as a doctor." And that is what makes this book very helpful to individuals affected by RSD.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Previously known as causalgia or RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Pain is caused by abnormal activity in the sympathetic nervous system. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition, from Continuum Health Partners, Inc.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
The goal of RSDSA is to increase the knowledge and awareness of RSDS, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).