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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a serious medical condition that causes chronic, debilitating pain. For those who suffer from it Read More

Inspirational CRPS Sufferers Don’t Let Their Pain Slow Them Down

Daniel Scali, 28 of Australia, smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest time in the abdominal plank position (male) with 9 hours, 30 minutes Read More

If a Needle Stick Goes Wrong, Can It Cause CRPS?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, incurable condition that can have debilitating, long-term effects. People with CRPS, also known as reflex Read More

You Are Not Alone: A Look At Well-Known Victims Of CRPS

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, leaves its victims in excruciating pain with the feeling they are in the midst of a lonely, uphill battle with no end in Read More

What Makes CRPS Worse?

When it comes to healthy living, diet is a key ingredient for everyone, but for those diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a good diet, a healthy Read More

Don’t Suffer In Pain Alone, Join A CRPS Support Group

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is frequently characterized as an invisible condition. People diagnosed with CRPS may look totally fine and healthy on the Read More

Isolation Outside of a Pandemic

Isolation, seclusion, loneliness, stress, frustration. Emotions such as these are what many of us are experiencing during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Imagine Read More

Suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, What’s Next

Are you suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)? If you have been living with excessive pain for more than six months and are experiencing changes Read More

Living with Chronic Pain: How a Service Dog Can Lend a Paw

Finding ways to cope with chronic pain can be extremely frustrating and challenging. Chronic pain can persist for weeks, months, and even years. In many Read More

Study Says CRPS/RSD Patients More Likely to Develop Condition in Other Places

A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain found that participants with a history of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) and a documented “inciting event”—broken bones, injuries, and surgical procedures—were 75 percent more likely to develop secondary CRPS/RSD after injury or surgery… Read More

New Hope: Pain Specialists Turn to Ketamine for Treating CRPS/RSD

Medical researchers have found that low doses of an intravenous anesthetic known as Ketamine may offer relief from the debilitating pain of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Their findings have been published in the Journal of Pain Medicine. What is IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?… Read More

CRPS/RSD Community Recognizes Leader in Pain Management

Recently, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine selected Dr. Michael Stanton-Hicks as its 2017 John J. Bonica Lecture Award winner. Having been called a giant in the management of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) because of his extensive contributions to… Read More

North Carolina Teen Beats CRPS/RSD: Next Stop, NFL

When 15-year-old Nazair (Naz) Jones woke up on November 5, 2011, he could not move. Then after years of persistent pain, complete loss of control of the use of his limbs, and the loss of 50 pounds, the once-healthy, gifted athlete was diagnosed with complex… Read More

Traveling With CRPS/RSD? Plan Ahead

Thinking of taking a trip overseas? For those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), this can be a painful proposition. Extended travel is particularly difficult for those dealing with chronic pain, given the shrinking legroom and lack of flexibility airline seats… Read More

Does Medical Marijuana Relieve CRPS/RSD Pain? The Debate Continues

Medical marijuana has been approved for use in 23 states, and the law in Illinois allows patients with one of 40 specified medical conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), to get a doctor’s recommendation to buy marijuana from one of the state’s… Read More

CDC, New England Journal of Medicine Weigh in on Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been the subject of several recent sources of information, such as the proposed opioid guidelines released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and an article published in the November 26th edition New England Journal of Medicine stating that… Read More

CRPS/RSD Difficult to Diagnose, Harder to Live With

Articles surrounding complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) often describe the disorder as “painful,” “misunderstood,” and “difficult to treat” for one very important reason: like fibromyalgia, low back pain, or even a simple headache, CRPS/RSD is a human condition without reliable animal models, and… Read More

Pain Drug Reaches Phase 3 Clinical Trials

A Pittsburg-based drug development company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for phase 3 clinical trials of a product to treat severe, persistent pain. The medication, T-121, is being developed by Thar Pharmaceuticals and is expected to enter the market by 2019.… Read More

Why a CRPS/RSD Claim Can be Hard to Prove

Although the pain suffered is extremely real to a sufferer of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), it can be very hard to prove, particularly in court. Some of the difficulties that CRPS/RSD sufferers may encounter if they file a personal injury claim to… Read More

Educating Your Doctor About CRPS/RSD

The average CRPS/RSD patient sees five and 10 doctors before he can get a diagnosis, and many physicians have little or no knowledge or understanding of the condition. Some question whether or not it even exists. What is CRPS/RSD? Complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy… Read More