A Fact Sheet- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
The Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an unceasing pain condition that often affects one of the limbs (that can be arms, legs, hands, or feet), generally after an injury or trauma to that particular limb. Complex regional pain syndrome is believed to be caused due to damage, or malfunctioning of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system encompasses the brain and spinal cord; whereas the peripheral nervous system includes the nerve signaling from the brain and the spinal cord to the other parts of the body. The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is exemplified by prolonged or a chronic pain and mild or dramatic changes in the color of the skin, temperature or even swelling in the affecting area.
There are the two similar forms of the Complex regional pain syndrome, generally called CRPS- I and CRPS-II, having similar symptoms and treatments. The CRPS-II was previously called causalgia; it is also the term which is used for patients with corroborated nerve injuries. People without the confirmation of the nerve injury are classified under the category of CRPS-I, to validate and investigate the two different forms of the Complex regional pain syndrome.
The symptom of the complex regional pain syndrome differs in sternness and duration. According to the studies of the occurrence and prevalence of the disorder, it is observed that in most cases the symptoms are mild and individual recovers gradually over a period of time. In some cases, the individuals may not be able to recover and may undergo a long-term disability.
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