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Resources for People Diagnosed With an Illness That Causes Chronic Pain

Photo Credit: Pexels.com Guest Post by Suzanne Tanner If you've been diagnosed with a medical condition that also causes chronic pain, you have a lot on your plate. You need to figure out both how to manage your primary condition and its symptoms, plus the pain it causes. The good news is there are lots… Continue reading Resources for People Diagnosed With an Illness That Causes Chronic Pain

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Guest Post: Realistic Strategies for Helping Someone Living with a Chronic Condition

Image via Unsplash This Guest Post was written by Suzanne Tanner. Many people who live with CRPS or chronic conditions know what it’s like to have loved ones who don’t really know how to help them. Well-meaning family members and friends can do things they assume will make a positive impact only to find they… Continue reading Guest Post: Realistic Strategies for Helping Someone Living with a Chronic Condition

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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