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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Chronic pain and burning? The cause may be a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). An injury or surgery can cause nerve damage to a limb CRPS may develop.

Complex regional pain syndrome, arms, feet, hands, legs, or a chronic pain condition that affects more and more. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia referred to as the disease.

Complex regional pain syndrome usually involves injury to neurological damage (such as a broken bone) or surgery in the development of a limb.

complex regional pain syndrome icd 9 code

The main symptom is pain of extreme intensity, often described as burning. Other symptoms include:

  • sensitivity to touch
  • skin changes
  • swelling
  • weakness
  • decreased function of the hands / feet.

The diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome made the doctor may be based on:

  • medical history
  • examination
  • bone scanned
  • tests on the nervous system.
  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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