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Dealing With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition that usually affects the hands, legs, arms and feet; caused generally by some trauma to the limbs, in some accident that might’ve acted as a trauma to that limb. The main cause of CRPS as studied, is due to the malfunctioning of the main nervous system, i.e. the brain and the spinal cord.

Symptoms Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The pain felt as CRPS is a bit monotone as it happens in a same manner, over and over again. The main symptom that is felt during the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is the pain that feels as though as the body is being stabbed with several needles at once, and maybe as if the affected limb is being pressed down real hard by an external force.

Sometimes such injuries can happen when you might’ve just hurt your finger or just your toe, however, with time, you now feel the pain spread through the arm or leg. Just to be sure, following are the symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that you can keep an eye after and be aware of the situation, before hand:

  1. Continuously throbbing pain
  2. Hot and cold sensitivity
  3. Swelling of the area in pain
  4. Changes in skin temperature, as well as its color.
  5. More joint stiffness and damage
  6. Spasms in muscles, weakness and disability to move the certain limb will be experienced

With time and of course, the age of the person who is facing the CRPS, the symptoms and cause might vary and show different signs; which might be more painful and agonizing.

Can Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Go Away?

CRPS varies with each person and shows different signs. It is possible that this condition may last in a person, just for a short while and fade is intensity with time. Whilst there are some, in whom, the pain may persist and even increase instead of lessening with time. It all comes down to the treatment and its time. If the treatment is given to the person suffering from CRPS on time, then the symptoms will decrease and pain will go away.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition that is fatal and can become severe with time. Researches have been done in this field to find out more about CRPS and the medication that is necessary to cure this condition. Fortunately, the researches have resulted in a positivity and in future, more solutions regarding CRPS are promised to be found.

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Things You Must Know About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Pain is a common phenomenon that we experience very often after doing heavy workout at gym, long hours of office work, or house cleaning. Sometimes, while doing our daily activities or accidently we get injured. Minor injuries are often get healed by taking medication as prescribed by an experienced doctors. However, there are certain injuries to which a person’s body may react abnormally. One of the various abnormal reactions is CRPS.


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a persistent medical condition in which a patient experiences consistent debilitating and severe pain. Though majority of CRPS cases are caused by an injury, the subsequent pain is intense and enduring than normal. The pain is often limited to one limb; however, it can sometimes extend to other body parts. Affected body parts’ skin may become significantly sensitive that just a minor touch or even a variation in temperature can arouse enormous acute pain. Many CRPS cases slowly improve to some extent over time, or get fully better. But in certain cases, CRPS never goes away and the patient will continue to experience pain for many years ahead.


If you are experiencing persistent pain that is preventing you from doing day-to-day activities, see your doctor and get an expert treatment as soon as possible. Delay in treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) could result in chronic medical condition.


Along with taking cure and treatment as per your doctor’s instructions, making the most of following therapies will fasten the healing process and help relieve Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS):

Psychological Support: Emotional help, optimistic thinking and health counseling will uplift your self-confidence that will assist in your fast recovery to your normal activities.

Acupuncture: It is an ancient Chinese alternative medicine in which fine needles are inserted in specific body parts from where pain originates.

Final Note

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a persistent painful body limb condition that requires immediate treatment to avoid any sort of long-term chronic consequences. Getting psychological support from a health counselor and acupuncture from an experienced practitioner will help a patient’s quick recovery. In case you or any of your loved one has recently injured and suffering from any sort of body pain, get an experienced advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212. He is a certified Pain Management Specialist who has been providing effective treatment of CRPS for several years with successful results. We will respond you within 24 hours.

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