Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD): Definition
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) refers to a chronic condition that affects the nerves and blood vessels of one or more limbs.
There are two types of CRPS:
- CRPS 1, also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD, has no observable nerve damage.
- CRPS 2, also called causalgia, produces similar symptoms after a verified nerve injury has occurred.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Rimas Lukas, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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