Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from a Trauma

September 2020

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a term used to describe disorders where the pain is not in proportion to the inciting event.  The diagnosis of CRPS involves continuing pain, alloydynia, edema, sweating changes  and changes in skin color.  The exact nature and combination of the symptoms are not related to the severity of the initial trauma.  Patients with CRPS often present for medical treatment with a warm, red, and swollen extremity.   CRPS will typically start in a limb but can spread to other parts of the body over time.  The onset of CRPS can occur within a few days to a month after the initial trauma.

If you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS, you should take the time to talk to a personal injury attorney.  If the initial trauma that started the CRPS was caused due the negligence of another, you may have claim for personal injuries.  Herrick & Hart has been helping the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.

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