complex regional pain syndrome

noun

: a condition of chronic, severe, often burning pain usually of part or all of one or more extremities that typically occurs following an injury, that is often accompanied by swelling, skin discoloration, allodynia, abnormal sweating, and impaired motor function in the affected area, and that is of unknown pathogenesis
abbreviation CRPS
see causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Examples of complex regional pain syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Maya, who was diagnosed with a rare medical condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), was 10 years old in 2016, she was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (JHAC) in St. Petersburg for severe pain. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 10 Oct. 2023 Jack and Beata Kowalski's daughter, Maya, now 17, suffered from severe pains that the family was told were due to a rare neurological condition, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). David K. Li, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 In 2015, Maya was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare neurological condition that can cause excruciating pain in response to the slightest touch, PEOPLE reported previously. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Scali, who hails from Adelaide, Australia, previously broke this record in 2022 as a way to raise awareness for a rare chronic pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), ultimately performing 3,182 reps in an hour. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 13 July 2023 She was quickly hospitalized and diagnosed with a rare and painful condition called complex regional pain syndrome. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 11 July 2023 In October 2016, Maya Kowalski was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in Florida, with acute symptoms relating to her complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare condition she had been diagnosed with as a child. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 27 June 2023 As the documentary explains, Maya has complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare chronic condition that causes pain and burning sensations in your extremities. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 22 June 2023 Her parents, Jack and Beata, searched frantically for answers, until a doctor eventually presented a diagnosis of CRPS, or complex regional pain syndrome. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 19 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of complex regional pain syndrome was in 1995

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“Complex regional pain syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complex%20regional%20pain%20syndrome. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

complex regional pain syndrome

noun
: a condition of chronic severe often burning pain usually of part or all of one or more extremities that typically occurs following an injury, that is often accompanied by swelling, skin discoloration, allodynia, abnormal sweating, and impaired motor function in the affected area, and that is of unknown pathogenesis
abbreviation CRPS
see causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy
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