Disease Information for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Radial pulse Decreased/Absent
Unilateral hand/fingers cold/pale
Hair/Skin sensitive to touch
Thin skin/parchment-like skin
Arm Pain
Arm pain at rest
Brawny edema extremity
Cold hands/fingers and toes
Extremity pale/cold/numb/painful
Finger tips/painful/tender
Foot/leg cold/pale/numb/painful/sign
Hand Pain and Swelling Unilateral
Hand pain and swelling/unilateral
Hand Pains
Hand/Wrist Pain Unilateral
Hand/wrists induration/pain/edema
Leg/lower extremity pains
Multiple Digits Painful
Painful/finger tips
Palmar Edema
Palmar Swelling
Sweating palms
Unilateral arm swelling
Unilateral Arm Swelling in Elderly
Unilateral Hand Pain
Unilateral Palmar Pain
Unilateral Palmar Swelling
Unilateral upper extremity/ischemia signs/symptoms
Upper extremity pains
Allopathic pain phenomenon/extremity
Burning feet
Causalgia pains
Hot/Cold reversal dysesthesia
Neuropathic Epicritic Pain
Wrist pain
Chronic Pain Symptoms
Pain attacks/with triggers
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
TEST/Bretylium regional sympathetic block/abnormal
TEST/Clonidine regional sympathetic block/abnormal
TEST/Guanethidine regional sympathetic block/abnormal
TEST/Phentolamine intravenous blockade/abnormal
TEST/Thermogram regional abnormalities
CT Scan
CT Scan/Bone densometry/density decreased
Xray/Bone abnormality
Xray/Distal Phalanges Tuft Resorption
Xray/Periarticular osteopenia/Joint
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Buergers/thromboangiitis obliterans
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Causalgia syndrome
Central Pain Sensitization Syndrome
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Livedo reticularis
Raynaud's syndrome
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/Sudeck's atrophy
Upper extremity ischemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Extremities/Digits/Hand feet disorder (category)
CLASS/Hand involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Peripheral nerve disease (ex)
Pathophysiology/Vasospastic dysfunction
Pathophysiology/Myofascial pain pattern
Pathophysiology/Sympathetically maintained pain/SMP
PROCESS/Atrophic disorders (ex)
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Complex regional pain syndrome, Complex regional pain syndrome (disorder), Complex regional pain syndromes, Complex regional pain syndromes (disorder), CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes), Pain Syndromes Regional Complex, Synonym/Complex regional pain syndrome/variant, Synonym/Posttraumatic sympathetic dystrophy, Synonym/Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Synonym/Sudeck-Leriche syndrome, Synonym/Sudeck's atrophy/dystrophy, Synonym/Sudeck's post-traumatic osteoporosis
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amitriptyline (Elavil)
RX/Antidepressant medication
RX/Baclofen (Lioresal)
RX/Capsaicum cream
RX/Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
RX/Clonazepam (Klonopin)
RX/Clonidine (Catapres)
RX/Clonidine patch
RX/Gabapentin (Neurontin)
RX/Methadone (Dolaphine)
RX/Mexiletine (Mexetil)
RX/Muscle relaxant medication
RX/Nortriptylin (Pamelor)
RX/Sympatholytic drugs
RX/Tolazaoline (Priscoline)
RX/Tricyclic antidepressants
Other Treatments
TX/Lumbar sympathetic block
TX/Morphine pump
TX/Physical therapy
TX/Spinal cord stimulator
TX/Stellate ganglion block
TX/TENS Unit Regional stimulation

chronic regional pain syndrome includes causalgia and sets up allopathic neuropathic pain with disuse habit; usual opiate not as helpful as methadone and gabapentin and others, including low dose tricyclics; implies nerve trunk injury and delayed pain resolution; poorly understood but reated to many disabilities from extremity or limb girdle disorders or injuries;


External Links Related to Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)