Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by: severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, and extreme sensitivity to touch.  In the National Fibromyalgia Association's 2005 Internet survey of 1362 people with CRPS, the average pain score (10 being the worst pain imaginable) was 7.9 and 35% described their pain when CRPS developed as a 10, the worst pain imaginable.

For a complete description of RSD/CRPS symptoms, please read the Diagnosis section of the Clinical Guidelines section of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association website, www.rsds.org.

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