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What is chronic complex regional pain syndrome?

What is chronic complex regional pain syndrome?

Painful: Crps is a condition of hypersensitivity in your nervous system. Although the exact mechanism is not known it involves your sensory nerves and your nerves that control blood vessels, and may also involve your immune system. Characteristically the pain is burning or shocking in nature, an extremity is affected after a minor to moderate trauma and there may be color and temperature changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more


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Diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery with pain in hand. How risky is it to do surgery?

Diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery with pain in hand.  How risky is it to do surgery?

Risky?: If you have good regional anesthesia for several hours prior to the surgery using a brachial plexus catheter you should do well. Also, it sounds like you need the surgery. ...Read more

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Could pain from a Herniated Disc in leg and back be so chronic it becomes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ? If so how ? Why? 20yr F 220lbs HTn PCOS

Could pain from a Herniated Disc in leg and back be so chronic it becomes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ? If so how ? Why? 20yr F 220lbs HTn PCOS

Yes it is possible-: -so it is best 2 have it treated either by surgery if recommended by a fellowship trained spine surgeon. Also there R meds & injections that can help. U should B Cn @ a reputable pain clinic & B evaled. ...Read more

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What is complex regional pain syndrome?

What is complex regional pain syndrome?

Painful: Crps is a condition of hypersensitivity in your nervous system. Although the exact mechanism is not known it involves your sensory nerves and your nerves that control blood vessels, and may also involve your immune system. Characteristically the pain is burning or shocking in nature, an extremity is affected after a minor to moderate trauma and there may be color and temperature changes. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of complex regional pain syndrome?

Anyone heard of complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: This is a pain disorder that is thought to come from an overactive sympathetic nervous system. This results in high levels of pain and allodynia (pain from a non painful stimulus). There also changes in the skin temperature and texture. There can be swelling and sweaty/clammy skin in the area of the pain. There is certain criteria to meet the diagnosis. High levels of pain are not enough. ...Read more

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What characterizes complex regional pain syndrome?

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What characterizes complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome is an uncommon form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or leg. Complex regional pain syndrome typically develops after an injury, surgery ... The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury, if any. The cause of complex regional pain syndrome isn't clearly understood. ...Read more

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Complex regional pain syndrome. Fancy name for what?

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Complex regional pain syndrome. Fancy name for what?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects extremity. Crps typically develops after an injury, surgery, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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What is complex regional pain syndrome without pain?

CRPS: The main character of complex regional pain syndrome is pain. I'm not aware of any complex regional pain syndrome without pain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for complex regional pain syndrome?

What are the tests for complex regional pain syndrome?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is complex regional pain syndrome?

What sort of disease is complex regional pain syndrome?

Nerve disorder: Some times an injury turns the nervous system into over-drive. Things that should not be painful are! getting care sooner from someone who lnows what can help is best. I tell my patients who suffer from crps to keep using the affected extremity as normally as possible despite the pain. This really helps normalize things. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more