complex regional pain syndrome

noun

Definition of complex regional pain syndrome

: 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 the 28-year-old Australian man broke the record last month, the tough feat was made even more difficult by complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, which causes almost constant pain in his left arm. Kaanita Iyer, CNN, 11 Sep. 2021 At an outpatient clinic, Tawfik treats rare and refractory types of pain usually associated with surgery or injury, such as chronic neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Troy Farah, Scientific American, 30 Sep. 2021 Scali broke the record on Aug. 6 while also suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, a syndrome that causes his left arm to be in constant pain. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2021 But in many of her other videos, Britt discusses her own experiences with EDS and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), answers questions, and celebrates babes with mobility aids. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 29 July 2021 At 12, Lacie Mitchell was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Dallas News, 29 June 2021 Last month, a board committee agreed that three other conditions proposed in petitions already fell under existing conditions: arthritis, chronic migraines and complex regional pain syndrome. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 10 June 2021 Those conditions are: arthritis, chronic migraines and complex regional pain syndrome. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021 Bates was injured while playing football at the age of 11 and subsequently developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which has left him walking with the use of a crutch and leaves him in constant pain. Sara Spary, CNN, 30 July 2020 See More

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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complex regional pain syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of complex regional pain syndrome

: 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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