Friday, 18 November 2016

ABOUT CRPS

THIS PAGE IS FOR PATIENTS OR DOCTORS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH CRPS.

 What causes CRPS is not known. In most of the cases it is the trauma. When physical Trauma is associated with  psychological trauma ---- chances of CRPS go up significantly. Example:  A Patient who whom I know lost his son in the accident and also injured his arm. He developed one of the worst form of CRPS.

We have divided CRPS into three categories
1. post traumatic
2. non traumatic
3. psychosomatic

 All the forms of CRPS present with Peripheral and central pain. Central pain means that pain is in the brain and not in the limb. Pain in the limb remain or worsen even if the affected limb is amputated.

Many may not agree with me, when I use term psychosomatic CRPS. All of us (pain physicians) know that depressed people are more prone to CRPS.

Dr Tramboo MD.

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