Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Causes

Complex regional pain syndrome is a rare, chronic, and sometimes progressive condition. It involves spontaneous or evoked pain in a region, or area of...

CRPS Rank Higher on Pain Scales than Childbirth, Cancer, Amputation

Imagine pain in an arm or leg so intense that the sufferer would rather undergo an amputation than put up with it any longer....

What It Feels Like to Dance With the CRPS Monster

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is consuming. It changes your life. It affects simple tasks and things we all take for granted. I get asked...

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that affects the arms and legs. The main cause is generally trauma or an accident...

17 Things People With CRPS Do to Hide Their Pain

Have you heard the saying, “You never know what others are going through, so be kind?” That’s true of anyone with a chronic, rare...

To the Nurse Who Told Me Not to Cry When I...

Dear Nurse, Let me first start by saying I have a surmountable amount of respect and admiration for you — as a human being and...

The Discrimination I Experience as a Young Person With Invisible Illness

There are thousands of chronic illnesses and even more people who have chronic illnesses. It’s hard for most people to believe, but yes, young...

What a Day With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Feels Like

By Moriya Goldberger Can a person imagine something they have never seen or experienced? Does imagination have limitations? No matter how hard I try to explain...

The Problem With How The Media Portrays Complex Regional Pain Syndrome...

Anna Evenosky I’m not going to sugar coat it like the rest My fingertips ache as they dance across my keyboard typing “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”...

What I Wish I Had Known About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome...

By Rachel Ehrenberg There is so much that is not told to you when first diagnosed with a chronic illness. When I was diagnosed with complex regional pain...