Outlook Improves for Patients with Chronic Pain

New treatments and research offer hope for people battling the disabling condition known as chronic regional pain syndrome.

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When you break an arm, sprain an ankle, or experience other limb trauma, your pain will typically resolve with treatment within a few weeks. Others who suffer such an injury develop chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), in which the pain continues well beyond the normal healing period. But new treatments and a better understanding of the condition are improving the outlook of CRPS patients. The key is to catch it early to avoid complications.
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