|Name||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)|
|Related to/Also known as||Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)|
|Symptoms of CRPS
||CRPS is a chronic pain disorder, which can occur after trivial injury, often involving soft tissue around joints. The pain is extremely severe, and far outweighs that normally produced by tissue damage. It can go into spontaneous remission or be a long-lasting problem.|
|Types||Type I - CRPS I, also known as RSD (when there is no identifiable nerve injury)
Type II - CRPS II is what used to be known as Causalgia (where there is an identifiable nerve injury)
|Useful national contacts||CRPS-UK
|New and events||Volunteers wanted for studies looking at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in young people (July 2018)
online study by the University of Bath
|Online resources||Complex regional pain syndrome (NHS Choices)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (Arthritis Research UK)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Medline Plus)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on CRPS and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
Visit our library to read Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Explained. For Teenagers, by Teenagers by G. R. Lauder and R. Massey. Or have a look in your local library for this book.