Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Updates To My Journey
CRPS Awareness – Stay Strong There Is Hope
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System. The pain is characterized as constant, extremely intense, and out of proportion to the original injury. The pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, extreme sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. It usually affects one or more of the four limbs but can occur in any part of the body and in over 70% of the victims it spreads to additional areas.
CRPS is ranked as the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index.
It is a Rare Illness with very limited information, and with less than 200,000 USA cases per year. There are only treatments that can help along with medication to ease the pain but this condition can’t be cured.
I feel that I am remission currently but for many years the way I described the pain was = Imagine you hit your finger with a hammer and consider that pain through your entire body 24/7 that is the #PAIN I have lived through for over 20 years.
Without my friends & Family
I am not sure on how I could have ever made it
Pain can consume you and your family, for me I am blessed with a very supportive family and friends whom have helped me through this roller coaster known as chronic pain.
It has not been an easy road and I had my fare share of struggles through out the journey and continue to push through the pain.