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Natural Ways to Help Nerve Pain

If you experience nerve pain, then you may know how debilitating this pain can be. From a stabbing pain that may hit you in the middle of the night to uncontrolled nerve pain that is strong and persistent; you would go to any lengths possible to find a way to help alleviate or control this pain. If you… Continue reading Natural Ways to Help Nerve Pain

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10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain

1. Touch - Nerves can only process one sensation at a time. Ask you beloved to gently stroke the area that hurts to distract your nerves. 2. Reading - Disappearing into a good story can block out the pain. Ask your friends to recommend good books. 3. Creativity - Creativity helps you focus on something else. Try coloring, photography,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain

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Living With Burning Pain: One Patient’s CRPS Story.

Last year I did an online article for Practical Pain Management about my life with CRPS. Here is just a piece of the article.. For Margaret, now 24, the terrible burning sensation that heralded the onset of CRPS began only a few days after the surgery.  She’d expected some discomfort. Because bunions run in her… Continue reading Living With Burning Pain: One Patient’s CRPS Story.

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Letter To Families and Friends of CRPS/RSD Patients.

I have been trying to find the right words to describe to my family members and friends for almost 4 years on what it's like to be living with CRPS/RSD. Some people get it.. to a degree and some just can't separate that I look "fine" or "normal". To them it's hard that they don't… Continue reading Letter To Families and Friends of CRPS/RSD Patients.

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Definition of CRPS

CRPS-I is a syndrome characterized by a continuing (spontaneous and/or evoked) regional pain that is seemingly disproportionate in time or degree to the usual course of pain after trauma or other lesion. The pain is regional (not in a specific nerve territory or dermatome) and usually has a distal predominance of abnormal sensory, motor, sudomotor,… Continue reading Definition of CRPS