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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

According to the National Institute of Health, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition in which the pain is out of proportion to the related injury and which gets worse, rather than better, over time.   

There is no known cure for CRPS. For information on CRPS prevention, risk factors, prognosis and treatment, please visit the following resources:

The Ohio Department of Health provides the links on this webpage for informational purposes only. The Ohio Department of Health has not independently evaluated the providers or their information, claims, assertions, or recommendations. The Ohio Department of Health does not endorse or recommend any specific provider or treatment.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand website information on CRPS

http://www.assh.org/Public/HandConditions/Pages/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome.aspx

Pain Research & Management Journal Article on CRPS in Children, courtesy of Pulsus Group Inc. website

http://www.pulsus.com/journals/abstract.jsp?jnlKy=7&atlKy=11400&isuKy=1092&isArt=t

Cleveland Clinic articles and website information on CRPS

An Updated Interdisciplinary Clinical Pathway for CRPS: Report of an Expert Panel

Miscellaneous and Experimental Therapies

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/anesthesia/publications/archive/complex_pain.aspx

International Association for the Study of Pain website information on CRPS

http://www.iasp-pain.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Mayo Clinic website information on CRPS

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/DS00265

National Institute of Health website information on CRPS

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004456/

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association website information on CRPS

http://www.rsds.org/index2.html



Updated 9/30/2013