Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. 

 

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Title: Pediatric Pain 2013 …. Connecting the Dots

Author: Pradeep Chopra, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor at Brown Medical School and Director of Pain Management Center of Rhode Island

This lecture addresses the common pain syndromes seen with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, mitochondrial disorders and the overlapping of RSD/CRPS. It discusses the various effects to the body (such as dystonia, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal issues, etc.) and the different medical options out there both off-label and known.