When it comes to chronic pain, nothing seems to compare to a condition known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This chronic pain is known to occur following the injuring of a body limb. It is identified by pain that is lengthy and can alter the affected area’s temperature and color.
There are two known types of CRPS. The first is CRPS-I, which is classified as not having any confirmed injury to the nerves. The second type is CRPS-II and involves a tissue injury that has been confirmed to cause the CRPS. Regardless of the two types of CRPS being different, the kind of treatment provided is the same.
The symptoms of CRPS change in the amount of time it occurs and intensity. A lot of times, the symptoms experienced are faint and dissipate eventually. However, in more acute cases, recovery may never happen, thus causing permanent disability.