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5 Facts you should know about

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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1

CRPS is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg.

2

It typically develops after an injury,

a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack.

3

The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury.

4

It is believed to be caused by improper function of the peripheral C-fiber nerve fibers

that carry pain messages to the brain.

5

Most illnesses are mild

and recover over months to a few years as the injured nerve regrows.

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