About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex, or Chronic, Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is, as the name suggests, a complex pain condition whereby a person develops a chronic pain in one, or more, of their limbs. The pain is sometimes described as burning and usually is the result of an injury, of varying degrees, with the pain experienced being disproportionate to the severity of the injury.
In some cases CRPS can develop without an injury being sustained, but if an injury is suffered it is important to seek specialist legal and medical advice.
CRPS is divided into two categories;
- Type 1 – results from a peripheral nerve injury
- Type 2 – in the absence of nerve injury