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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – a centrally mediated condition?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is often thought of as a peripheral condition with onset after injury (e.g. limb fracture, surgical procedure). The syndrome dates back at least to the American Civil War when neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell described the presentation of soldiers who developed severe neuropathic pain in a limb after low-velocity musket ball injuries. He coined the term, Causalgia.... Read More...