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.
What Is Chronic Pain and What Are the Symptoms?
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Doctors Who Treat Pain
WebMD provides a rundown of specialists who diagnose and treat pain, along with information on finding one near you.
Pain Management Terms and Definitions
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When Aches & Pain Disrupt Sleep
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