Tag: pain condition

Understanding complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, RSD)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. CRPS is also known today as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and was known in the past as causalgia. The often-excruciating and non-stop “burning” pain of CRPS may be triggered by any injury, such as surgery, broken bones, or car accidents. Even minor injuries like sprains may lead to overwhelming… Read more »

What makes neuropathic pain different from other pain?

Amy is usually a multi-tasking whiz, but one day her multi-tasking talents let her down. While Amy was stirring soup on the stove with a metal spoon, she decided to rinse off one of her hands. She turned on the water faucet with one hand and kept stirring with the other – and got a… Read more »

More than a migraine?

For many people, migraine headaches do not happen in a vacuum. You might notice other changes in your body — including problems sleeping, widespread joint or muscle pain (as in fibromyalgia), high blood pressure, or even feelings of sadness, hopelessness or depression. Experts don’t really know whether migraine is the cause of or an effect… Read more »