Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition which results in severe and debilitating pain, generally out of all proportion to the initial injury. The McGill Pain Index describes CRPS as the most painful form of chronic pain.
Despite one study suggesting that in the UK each year, 1 in 3,800 people will develop CRPS, the condition remains little understood, even among the medical profession. Although it is thought that some people are more susceptible to developing CRPS, anybody can be affected.
As solicitors specialising in chronic pain, many of our clients suffer with CRPS and we know only too well just how hard people have to battle for treatment, care, support and, importantly, recognition.
In many countries, including the UK, November is designated CRPS Awareness Month. Please take just a little time to find out more about this dreadful condition.