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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome formerly reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a chronic systemic disease characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. CRPS is expected to worsen over time. It often initially affects an arm or a leg and often spreads throughout the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system resulting in multiple functional loss impairment, and disability. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is known to cause psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety due to constant pain and reduced quality of life. The cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is currently unknown. The syndrome can affect any organ in the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome affects both men and women but is three times more common in women. There are potentially three stages of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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