Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Press ReleasesStudy Finds Loss of Small Nerve Fibers in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Friday, May 19, 2006
A new study shows that a reduction in small-diameter nerve fibers is evident in the devastating chronic pain syndrome known
as complex regional pain syndrome-type I (CRPS-I), which was formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. This finding
of nerve damage could provide a biomarker, or a specific physical trait, that clinicians could use in the future to help diagnose
and measure the natural history of CRPS.