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What is chronic regional pain syndrome?

What is chronic regional pain syndrome?

NIH Definition: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS 1 is without a confirmed nerve injury and CRPS 2 is when there is a confirmed associated nerve injury. ...Read more

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A down mood lasting months or even years most of the time with lack of enthusiasm, much enjoyment of previous activities, pessimistic outlook, less interest in socializing but still able to go through the necessary activities of everyday life albeit with much less energy and drive and not suicidal. Definitely calls for and usually responds to help with ...Read more


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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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What is chronic regional pain syndrome? What causes it?

What is chronic regional pain syndrome? What causes it?

CRPS Def & Causes: CRPS involves dysfunction of the sympathetic nerves. CRPS typically occurs after an injury(crush/compression) of following surgery. Pain may seem out of proportion to the severity of the injury or type of surgery. Even in cases involving an injury only to a finger or toe, pain can spread to include the entire arm or leg. In some cases, pain can even travel to the opposite extremity. ...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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What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

Pain for 6 months: This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months. The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

What exactly  is chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

Chronic prostatitis: It is a chronic condition in men also called chronic non bacterial prostatitis or chronic prostatitis it causes pelvic or perineal pain without evidence of urinary infection lasting longer than 3 months as the main sumptom.Pain may radiate to rectum and there may be burning or pain during urination, pain in the penis, muscle pain and fatigue it may be caused by anxiety, with element of ocd&panic diso. ...Read more

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What is complex regional pain syndrome without pain?

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 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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What is chronic pelvic pain syndrome and the symptoms?

What is chronic pelvic pain syndrome and the symptoms?

Pain in pelvis: By definition this needs to be pain in the pelvis which is lasting greater than 3 months and occurs most of the time. It also typically excludes any reversible causes. Symptoms may include pain with urination, defecation, sex, etc. If you fee you have this or any of the above symptoms, see a doctor. ...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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What is functional rectal pain syndrome?

What is functional rectal pain syndrome?

Levator syndrome: Functional rectal pain syndrome is pain in the pelvic floor without any obvious abnormality. There are a couple of different types, but levator syndrome is the most common. Patients complain of severe pain, often on one side. It usually comes and goes, rather than being there all the time. Workup usually doesn't show anything obviously wrong. Some patients have tenderness or muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Is the swelling from Complex regional pain syndrome reversible?

Is the swelling from Complex regional pain syndrome reversible?

It can be: If you follow your doctor's medications, procedures and medications carefully, and also are persistent and compliant in occupational and/or physical therapy for an extended period. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Complex regional pain syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome is a condition lasting > 6 months which can affect the arm, leg, hand, or foot & usually occurs after an injury. ...Read more

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What is involved during chronic compartment syndrome surgery?

What is involved during chronic compartment syndrome surgery?

Compartment Release : The surgery involves releasing compartments that are affected thru small incisions. However, recurrence of your symptoms after such surgeries is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

This is variable: I would assume that there is no correctable abnormality in your case and you are dealing with chronic pain. Treatments range from coping mechanisms, biofeedback and pelvic therapy to medications, injections and even neuromodulation. I would say the most common treatment would be medication management. You should seek out a specialist to manage your pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

Very Similar: Both are problems with the central processing of pain. Fms seems to be a problem with the body's inability to ignore normal degrees of pain and discomfort with normal daily activities.Cps develops when the brain rewires itself to having pain sensations even in the absence of pain signals coming into it. Cps develops with constant incoming pain. Fms probably has multiple associate factors involved. ...Read more

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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...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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