Complex regional pain syndrome, also referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic pain condition in which nerves are over-stimulated by impulses due to dysfunction, and/or a malfunction, in the central or peripheral nervous system. Complex regional pain syndrome is most commonly seen in people age 20 to 35. It is more common in women than men.
There are two types:
Common causes include:
Common symptoms include:
Complex regional pain syndrome typically presents in three stages:
Treatments for complex regional pain syndrome include prescription medication, heat/cold therapy, physical therapy, Capsaicin cream, sympathetic nerve blocks, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, biofeedback and spinal cord stimulation.
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