Do you have pain from an old injury that seems out of proportion to the severity of the injury, and has the pain continued long after your injury healed? Do you have unexplained pain that’s severely limiting your daily activities?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Called CRPS for short (and also referred to as “reflex sympathetic dystrophy”), this debilitating condition can make it impossible to work, perform daily activities, or even get out of bed.
Many patients are told CRPS is “all in your head,” and they plunge into a state of confusion, anxiety, and depression. This chronic pain syndrome isn’t all in your head and it can be complicated and difficult to treat.