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Complex regional pain syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • CRPS
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
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Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that mainly affects the arms or legs and is often triggered by injury. It is characterized by constant pain, sensitivity, and skin color and temperature changes at the site of an injury. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and worsens with time. Treatment aims to control these painful symptoms.[1]
Last updated: 10/19/2011


  1. NINDS Complex regional pain syndrome information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. April 2011; Accessed 10/19/2011.
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