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.
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.
Pain Management Resources
WebMD provides a list of pain management resources to help you find information and support.
Physical Therapy for Pain
Here's how physical therapy can help you take charge of your pain.
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.
Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic?
To help you understand acute vs. chronic pain, WebMD talks with Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.