Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Directory
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), often called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, is a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site, even if injury is mild. Symptoms include continuous, intense pain that gets worse over time, swelling and stiffness in affected joints, rapid or no hair and nail growth, and changes in skin temperature. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how complex regional pain syndrome is diagnosed, the causes and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome, and much more.
Quality of Life Scale for Pain
The Quality of Life Scale is a tool that can help your doctor assess your pain and monitor improvement or deterioration of your condition. WebMD explains.
Diagnostic Tools: Tests Doctors Use to Pinpoint the Cause of Pain
Diagnosing pain: Here are tests that doctors can use to pinpoint the cause of pain.
Central Pain Syndrome
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for central pain syndrome, a dysfunction of the central nervous system.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
WebMD looks at complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments
New advances in drugs and technology mean there are now better solutions for chronic pain relief.
Boomer Pain Booming
As America's baby boomers age and more of them develop chronic illnesses, pain management will continue to be an important facet of health care.
Chronic Pain Control: Pain Relief Without Pills
If you're a pain sufferer, here's some good news: Plenty of options exist to ease aches, and many of them don't come in pill form.
When Aches & Pain Disrupt Sleep
It's a vicious cycle -- pain keeps you awake, and sleeplessness makes pain worse.