Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

September 2019

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a pain syndrome that involves an uncommon form of chronic pain.  The chronic pain usually affects an arm or a leg.  CRPS was first described during the American Civil War by Silas Weir Mitchell.  CRPS can be caused by an injury to the body.  In CRPS, the pain is out of proportion to the original injury.  CRPS can cause severe and debilitating pain.  Common symptoms of CRPS are excruciating pain, functional impairment of the limbs and inflammatory changes.

Since CRPS can be caued by injury to the body.  A diagnosis of CRPS can be an element of damage in a personal injury case.

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