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What is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, is condition in which your nerves in a specific area are overused. Experts believe that CRPS happens because of problems in the central or peripheral nervous systems.

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' 

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: ''Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' 

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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