Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a special form a neuropathic pain with special unique characteristics.
CRPS is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). CRPS sufferers can suffer from ongoing, intractable, pain in an extremity, from the arm or leg feeling hot or cold, from swelling or edema and from loss of range of motion or dystrophy in the arm or leg or changes in the skin, hair and nail beds. There is a wide range of how CRPS presents. It can overtake every aspect of one’s life.
Treatment for CRPS consists of physical therapy, medications and spinal cord stimulation. Not everyone responds.